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Pam McKirdy

ORG Greensboro College Title BIO Pam McKirdy has served as the Associate Vice President for Technology at Greensboro College for the past ten years. In addition to leading all areas of campus technology, McKirdy has overseen virtualization projects and two network upgrades including complete coverage of the campus with wifi in 2007. Working with MCNC to use innovative solutions to connect the campus to NCREN, she has leveraged limited resources to maximize access for the small independent college campus. Active in North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) committees, she has shared information and encouraged participation in NCREN and its committees by other independent colleges. McKirdy has been an active participant in NCREN activities. She has been a member of the NCREN Advisory Committee and NCREN Network Services Operating Committee since 1998. She has both chaired and served on the Advisory Committee, the Collaborative Services Work Group and the Gateway Subcommittee. McKirdy is an advocate for small independent colleges in her participation with NCREN and promotes collaboration to benefit all education-related communities. Prior to her position in technology, McKirdy was the director for library and instructional resources at Greensboro College. She chaired the NCICU purchasing and library directors committees and one of two NCICU representatives to the resource advisory committee of NC-LIVE. McKirdy taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Library and Information Studies at UNCG from 1991 to 2000, conducting several courses over the distance learning network at UNCG, WSSU, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Asheville and gaining first-hand experience with NCREN-based delivery systems. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she was a faculty member at Simmons College and a systems librarian at MIT and Harvard. McKirdy received the BS degree from MIT, the MS in library science from Simmons College and pursued additional graduate studies at Boston College.