AARC Welcomes New VP of Information Technology

 Published: August 3, 2023

By: Addie Schiefer


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Kerry Neal joined the AARC team in July, as the new Vice President of Information Technology. Neal comes to the AARC with deep experience in technology and leadership working in the higher education sector. He previously served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer at Ft. Worth ISD. Prior to that, he worked at Tarrant County College and worked with other AARC IT members at Texas Wesleyan.

“I am enthusiastic about starting with AARC and contributing to the growth of its technology portfolio,” said Neal. “My future plans include continuing to learn about AARC and seeking out innovative opportunities to enhance our technology services.”

Neal gained his Master’s Degree from Ashford University and received his Ph.D. from Northcentral University. Neal comes to the AARC with over 18 years of experience. Neal has already made a significant impact during his short time at the AARC, including meeting the Board of Directors at their Summer Meeting in Florida.

In his free time, Neal enjoys working out, researching history, music production and sound engineering, and spending time with his family and three daughters.

“I am delighted to welcome Kerry as our new VP of Information & Technology,” said AARC Executive Director Dan Garrett. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to a key leadership position at AARC, and I am looking forward to working with him!”

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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