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Carmen Rahm Takes on IT Direction
LEWISTON - Carmen Rahm joined the Lewis-Clark State staff roster in September, taking
the title of Chief Technology Officer and Director of Information Technology.
In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Rahm works with groups and individuals across the
campus, exploring opportunities to apply technology to help the college meet its goals. In
the process, he also helps people recognize and understand how technology might benefit
As Director of Information Technology, Rahm manages his staff in providing the technology
infrastructure that assists everyone on campus in doing their jobs. That infrastructure
includes computing hardware, application software and voice and data networking. He views
his task as, "Giving the college the best technology infrastructure possible, with
the resources available."
Unlike the technology he utilizes, Rahm's formula for success is simple: Provide top-notch
customer service. He plans to listen to his customers and "
provide the best
service with regard to what they want and need." He applies the formula with a
caveat, however, noting that he's all for technology and what it can offer, but stopping
short of "automation for the sake of automation." His overall goal is to look
for efficiencies and assure that technology helps the college achieve its goals.
When asked about his vision for LCSC and the technology it uses, Rahm offered the
following: Investigate and implement making wireless technology (web access, any time, any
place) available on campus, and "bringing disparate technology user groups
together." He expects to apply the search for efficiencies to his own program as
well, focusing on carefully identified priorities.
Rahm comes to the college with 15 years of information technology management experience.
In addition to his years as a civilian working for the Navy, he has six years of
undergraduate/graduate teaching experience in business and management information systems,
and another five in the same area for private industry. He and his wife Linda plan to make
their home in the valley, where they both anticipate taking advantage of the area's great