Hamline News

David Chun Named Chief Information Officer


Hamline University named David Chun to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO), a leadership position at the Associate Vice President level.

“David is an experienced technology professional with a background in higher education,” said Margaret Tungseth, senior vice president for Finance and Administration at Hamline. “He will lead efforts to improve digital capabilities for the entire institution and we are fortunate to have him.”

Previously, Chun served as the Assistant Dean of Technology at the University of Miami, where he had worked for twelve years leading digital transformation initiatives. He has held executive leadership roles in information technology for the last fifteen years at various global corporations. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania ‘94, Chun is an accredited professional in Amazon Web Services, Apple, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Google, Scrum, and Microsoft.

When asked about the motivation for moving from sunny Florida to Minnesota, he remarked that weather is no deterrent given the quality of life and amenities that the Twin Cities offer and the future potential at Hamline.

“Minneapolis-Saint Paul is ranked as a top place to live and Hamline has a rich institutional history as a liberal arts university that has been leading the way in the state for many years,” Chun said.

“I consider it a great privilege to have been invited to join all the forward-thinking initiatives underway at Hamline. We share many of the core values and purpose centered around rich traditions, academic rigor, high scholarly activities by faculty, and exceptional student learning experiences,” Chun added.

Chun began his job at Hamline in August of 2019. He and his team in Information Technology have offices on the first floor of the Bush Student Center. 

Link to press release.

Written by staff.