William E. Wilson, the current Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Cleveland State University (CSU), discusses the history of technology on the campus over the last thirteen years. He talks about his experiences with technology at his alma mater, Penn State, and compares where technology was on campus in the 1970s to the technology on CSU's campus today. He also contrasts where technology was when he first arrived at CSU and how certain focuses have changed and adapted to the times. He provides a detailed description of various programs and initiatives that CSU has tried during his time with the institution. He concludes the interview with a memory of how the university had to scramble to put on a Democratic Debate for the Presidency, and how much fun he had in his role at the time.


Wilson, William E. (interviewee)


Horan II, John (interviewer)


CSU at 50



Document Type

Oral History


59 minutes

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