Kelly P. Doney

Kelly P. Doney
Placed Leader

Kelly P. Doney

Chief Information Officer
Villanova University

January 14, 2020

Koya Leadership partnered with Villanova University on the recruitment and appointment of Kelly P. Doney as Chief Information Officer (CIO).

As Villanova’s CIO, Doney will provide overall leadership and direction for the University-wide information technology program and infrastructure to meet the varied and complex needs of the University. Among the CIO’s areas of oversight are technology infrastructure, information security, network, ERP, tech support, card systems, communication systems, instructional technology and application development.

With more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field, Doney most recently served as a Vice President at Ellucian, a global market leader in higher education technology. While at Ellucian, she built a management consulting practice, created the company’s first global strategic delivery partner program and designed the company’s first Collaboration Lab for the California Community College System. Doney also represented Ellucian on EDUCAUSE’s Corporate Member Advisory Committee, where she collaborated with other higher education industry leaders to bring increased value to the corporate-EDUCAUSE relationship.

Prior to joining Ellucian, Doney was Associate Vice President for Enterprise Applications at Georgetown University. In that position, she established and executed the enterprise technology strategy for the University’s administrative, student, teaching and learning, constituent relationship management, institutional reporting and research domains. Under her leadership, Georgetown received industry recognition for being among the first to bring core administrative and teaching and learning systems to the cloud.

Beyond her work in higher education, Doney has extensive consulting experience with leading management consultancy firms, including Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Consulting, where she managed complex technology strategy, modernization and software development contracts for the federal government.

Doney received her Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from Syracuse University and her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology from Ithaca College.


Read the press release: Villanova University Names Kelly P. Doney as Chief Information Officer.