Dayton Looks To State Colleges For Tech Chief

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(credit: Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota)

(credit: Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has turned to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system for his top technology adviser.

Dayton’s office said Tuesday that Carolyn Parnell will serve as chief information officer, heading the Office of Enterprise Technology.

Parnell is currently chief operating officer for information technology services at the state colleges and universities system. She has also managed technology for Minnesota Public Radio, the University of Minnesota and Fidelity National Information Systems, a private company that serves the banking industry.

The Office of Enterprise Technology provides information technology services and support to state agencies and oversees technology systems in state government.

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