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

Richard A. AmRhein ’12 J.D., serves Valparaiso University as chief information officer and as chief of staff for the office of the president. Chief AmRhein provides strategic leadership and supervises Valpo’s Information Technology operation. In his role as chief of staff, Chief AmRhein is responsible for planning and executing a variety of activities within the president’s office.

Chief 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 Center for Library and Information Resources, a learning and social center that opened in 2004 to bring all campus information services to a single location.

Before joining Valpo, Chief 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. Chief AmRhein serves as secretary of the board of directors at Opportunity Enterprises, a local agency dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities.


J.D. — Valparaiso University
MLS — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.A. — Eastern Illinois University
M.M. — Baylor University
B.M. — Eastern Illinois University

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