Dayton appoints state CIO

Carolyn Parnell, the head of info technology for the the Minnesota System of Colleges and Universities is moving on up.

Gov. Mark Dayton tapped her today to head the state’s office of Enterprise Technology. She’s an alum of MPR’s IT department, as well as Fidelity National Information Systems and the U.

Parnell is also a former child protection services social worker, and a board member of the U’s IT History Society, formerly the Charles Babbage Foundation.

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