Yerk-Zwickl appointed Campbell’s chief information officer

Campbell University named Sherri Yerk-Zwickl its chief information officer Wednesday. The director of planning and administration for Lehigh University’s Library & Technology Services division for 20 years, Yerk-Zwickl will begin her new position at Campbell on July 17.

President J. Bradley Creed highlighted that experience in his announcement, saying Yerk-Zwickl will provide both leadership and expertise to enhance the University’s information service systems and processes.

“In the 21st Century, education and technology are completely intertwined,” Creed said. “Students expect a robust and enterprising technological infrastructure across campus. Faculty depend on technology in the delivery of instruction. Administrators demand efficient computing processes. [This hiring] is a strategic move to address these challenges and provide quality technology services to our constituents.”

In her new role, Yerk-Zwickl will listen to the needs of students, faculty, staff and administrators as she oversees the technology resources and personnel across main and extended campuses. She will work to ensure that members of the Campbell community have the resources, tools and training needed to fulfill their academic goals.

“I see many opportunities to build on the information technology foundation already in place and truly look forward to joining the Campbell community to help students, faculty and staff realize their vision of success,” she said.

At Lehigh, Yerk-Zwickl collaborated on a four-year strategic plan for the Library & Technology Services division to guide its work by fostering innovation, enhancing support for academic research, upgrading cyberinfrastructure and strengthening cybersecurity.
She also played a vital role in fostering diversity and inclusion campus-wide through educational opportunities and managed a year-long study on redeveloping Lehigh’s current library space as space for active learning and collaboration.

She earned her master of science in educational technology from Lehigh University and her bachelor of science in business administration and information systems from Cedar Crest College.