Chief Information Officers

The Chief Information Officers (CIO) of the five institutions meet monthly with the Five College IT director throughout the calendar year to oversee collaboration in various areas of Information and Infrastructure Technology.


David Hamilton, Chief Information Officer, Amherst College

W. Josiah Erikson, Associate Director of Information Technology for Intrastructure and Communication Systems, Hampshire College

Alex Wirth-Cauchon, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of Library Information and Technology Services, Mount Holyoke College

*Samantha Earp, Vice President for Information Technology, Smith College

Chris Misra, Vice Chancellor Information Services and Strategy and Chief Information Officer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

* Chair of the group

The CIOs oversee and authorize the work of other information technology administrators who meet to plan and oversee collaborative projects.

Technology Accessibility

Networking and Systems

Information Security

Web-based Systems and Applications