I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to write this particular post. I have started and stopped it several times.
As of August 1, I’ll be the Chief Information Office at Menlo College. It has been a serious up and down last 5 weeks – leaving Santa Clara Law has been and will be difficult, especially because I feel that Law Technology is on the brink of some great work. And the uncertainty that comes with any job change is very present.
My goal for a long time and from the day I started at Santa Clara was to move up to an executive-level position at another college, then move onto bigger and bigger schools from there. The environment is a great one, too, with great people and a president that wants a partner to guide the school over the next 4-5 years (or so). For a small school, the degree of trust the president wants to be able to put in me (I, of course, have to earn it) is critically important. The staff also seem to really want to focus on getting stuff done, improving business processes, looking at systems that improve efficiency, etc.
I am really excited to move onto this part of my career. And I hope that this blog will continue to have positive entries…