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Clanton Named Chief Technology Officer

Catawba Valley Community College recently named J. Daniel Clanton Chief Technology Officer.


Daniel Clanton

Providing nearly 20 years of technology expertise in both the administrative and higher education environment, Clanton is responsible for the development and management of the technology infrastructure for all campuses and off-campus centers in Catawba and Alexander counties. He will implement, operate and enhance information systems and instructional computing in support of teaching and learning. Clanton is also responsible for providing resources, strategy, policies, and procedures for the enhancement of the college’s data networks and technical support for faculty, staff, and students.

Clanton served as Director of Educational Technology and Distance Education for the past eight years. He instituted and managed a professional team of distance education faculty and staff across all disciplines to research, develop and implement institution wide quality online teaching standards. He created a dynamic master course syllabus within the college’s learning management system and leveraged technology to digitize a number of processes that improve the student experience.

He earned a master’s degree in information technology from American Intercontinental University and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems at Lenoir-Rhyne University. He is a graduate of the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program and CVCC’s Phillips Leadership Academy.

Clanton served on Faculty Senate for five years, serving two on the executive board. He served on a number of reaccreditation on-site visitation teams for the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools. He chaired the college’s ad hoc committees for Quality Education With Technology and the American’s With Disabilities Compliance.

He resides in Mountain View with his wife and three sons.


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