Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Chief Information Officer

Richard AmRhein serves Valparaiso University as chief information officer and as chief of staff for the office of the president. AmRhein provides strategic leadership and supervises Valpo’s Information Technology and Library Services operations. In his role as chief of staff, AmRhein is responsible for planning and executing a variety of activities within the president’s office.

AmRhein has been a member of the Valparaiso University administration since 1999. In his previous work as dean of library services, he helped to lead planning of the Christopher Library, a learning and social center that opened in 2004 to bring all campus information services to a single location.

Before joining Valpo, AmRhein worked at Southern Illinois University as associate dean of library affairs. He also worked at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, first as head music librarian, and then as director of technical services.


J.D. – Valparaiso University (2012)
MLS – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick (1991)
M.A. – Eastern Illinois University (1981)
M.M. – Baylor University (1980)
B.M. – Eastern Illinois University (1978)

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