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Lawrence, KS, July 7, 2023 – KanREN, Inc.
KANREN is pleased to announce they have hired Christopher Crook as their new Executive Director/President. A veteran of technology leadership in finance, business, and operations, Chris brings over 20 years of technology management and leadership to his new role as the Executive Director – President of KANREN. Most recently, Chris was the IT Chief Operations Officer for the University of Kansas, where he had spent 18 years advancing throughout the IT division.
Matt Lindsey, President of the Kansas Independent College Association & Foundation and current Chair of the KANREN Executive Committee said, “Chris’s history with KANREN and strong understanding of the special and essential service we provide to our members made him an ideal selection. With Chris at the helm, KANREN is poised for an exciting future.”
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director / President will have strategic and operational responsibility for KanREN administration, staff, programs, and execution of its mission.
Together, as a consortium, KANREN and its members leverage infrastructure and partnerships, reducing costs and improving services. KANREN provides network and related services tailored to meet the needs of research, education, and other community anchor institutions in Kansas. KANREN empowers members to collaborate and advance their own missions through KANREN’s consortium-based organization and technical capabilities. KANREN will be the organization through which community anchor institutions connect, collaborate, and share resources to realize the full potential of a robust statewide network. KANREN will be a trusted partner; providing services and advocacy that meet member, community, and statewide needs.
Keri Lauderdale Olson