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Deborah Gelch | Chief Information Officer, Lasell College

Deborah Gelch | Chief Information Officer, Lasell College

Current Position and Past Experience
Deborah Gelch is the Chief Information Officer leading the technology function for a unique consortium that serves Lasell College (undergraduate and graduate education), Lasell Village (a retirement community and Medicare-compliant skilled nursing home), Pine Manor College, and three other independent organizations. In this role, Deborah is known as a transformational leader who focuses on results, seeks innovative solutions to complex issues, and builds collaborative, loyal teams. Gelch is responsible for strategic planning, complex budgeting, technology visioning, and delivery of technology services and support. She also leads a talented team supporting all areas of academic and administrative technologies as well the underlying technology infrastructure. She and her team have implemented Agile methodologies, Salesforce, ERP, unique shared network infrastructure and customized applications to support information needs across many departments.

Prior to this, Gelch was the Director of Information Technology at Lasell College. She also served as the Director of IS Operations at Fallon, Hines & O’Connor.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Gelch earned her BA from Wellesley College and a Masters of Management from Lasell College.

She is the winner of the 2012 Thomas E.J. de Witt Award.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Deborah is very involved in the arts community; she is the past Chair of the Board of Overseers of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and was a Board Member and Past Secretary of the Board of Boston Children’s Theater. She lives in Newton, MA and has been an active volunteer within the Newton Public School system.

Deborah Gelch can be found on LinkedIn and on Twitter.

Articles by this author:

AACRAO Paper 2023