Berkeley College Hosts Spring Meeting of Leadership Board for CIOs in Higher Education

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019
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Artificial intelligence, security and privacy among the topics of discussion

Leonard DeBotton

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Chief Information Officers are always on the lookout for new technologies, as institutions rely more and more upon technology for solutions. The Leadership Board for CIOs recognizes that challenge and will address it at the spring meeting, hosted by Berkeley College at its Woodland Park, NJ, campus on March 28 and 29, 2019.     

Leonard De Botton, Berkeley College Chief Information Officer (CIO), has been a board member of The Leadership Board for CIOs since its inception. 

“Many important discussion topics will include a look at the next generation of administrative systems, new developments in security and privacy and artificial intelligence, and how to evolve to deal with new opportunities and challenges,” said Mr. De Botton. 

“One of the main objectives of The Leadership Board for CIOs is to enhance communication among CIOs.  Despite all the advanced technologies, getting together face-to-face is still a crucial part of communications,” said Michael Zastrocky, PhD, Executive Director, The Leadership Board for CIOs. 

The Leadership Board for CIOs was formed by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Dr. Zastrocky in 2009 to provide higher-education CIOs with online and face-to-face discussions to compare best practices or common practices, discuss major issues pertaining to member functions and needs, and provide benchmarking data and key metrics to support tactical and strategic planning.

In addition to his work with the Leadership Board, Mr. De Botton is a member of the Board of Trustees at NJEdge, and has presented at Educause, Blackboard and NJEdge conferences.  He is a resident of Berkeley Heights, NJ. 

Photo Caption: Leonard De Botton, Berkeley College Chief Information Officer, is a member of The Leadership Board for CIOs in Higher Education, which is holding its spring meeting at Berkeley College, Woodland Park, NJ, on March 28 and 29, 2019.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is

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