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On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the FAU Libraries hosted Intersections - A cross-cultural conversation. Mr. Keith McIntosh, Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer at the University of Richmond, shared his journey launching "Intersections," a discussion group that started in his division as a response to the violence that erupted from the “Unite the Right” Rally in Charlottesville in August 2017. It has grown organically now to include students, faculty, and staff from across the university who meet weekly to discuss the -isms of today and their roots in the past.
Reporting to the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Richmond, Mr. McIntosh is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic development of the university’s Information Services organization. Prior to joining the University of Richmond, he was the CIO at Ithaca College, CIO at Pima County Community College District, and held progressively more responsible leadership and management positions within IT during his distinguished twenty-four-and-a-half-year service in the United States Air Force, including a combat tour in Northern Iraq.
Mr. McIntosh is an accomplished speaker and author. He has written and spoken extensively about diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is the first CIO to be selected to serve on the board for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) with a 3-year term that started on August 1, 2016. He was reappointed for a second term to the NACUBO Board and serves on the Executive Governance Committee. His peers nominated and elected him to serve on the EDUCAUSE Board for a four-year term starting on October 30, 2017. He serves as Treasurer of the EDUCAUSE Board. He also serves on The Leadership Board for CIO's. Mr. McIntosh served on the 2018 EDUCAUSE Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) which put forth ten recommendations to EDUCAUSE leadership that elevate attention to DEI as a critical and strategic issue. The CIO Commitment was one of those recommendations and he was the 8th CIO to sign it. He was the inaugural recipient of the EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award in 2011. The governor of Virginia appointed Mr. McIntosh to serve on the Virginia War Memorial Board starting July 1, 2017. He graduated summa cum laude from Trident University International with an MBA in information technology management and a BS in management information systems from Bellevue University.
This program was part of the FAU Libraries Erase Hate initiative.