About BerniBernadette "Berni" Kenney is the Deputy CIO for Information Technology. She has served as the Deputy CIO since 2010 providing direct support to the CIO function while providing oversight to units supporting information security, data management and analytics, research computing, client services and business operations. She recently served as Interim CIO from August 2019 until June 2020 to uphold organizational and strategic technology initiatives during the CIO selection process.
Berni came to William & Mary in 2002 as the Director of Enterprise Information Systems to implement the Banner ERP system for campus-wide use. Prior to her arrival at the university, Berni spent eleven years at Bates College in Maine; most recently as the Director of Administrative Computing. Berni earned a Bachelor's in Philosophy from Saint Michael's College in Vermont. She has completed some graduate coursework and is an active participant in regional and national professional development activities.
Berni and her husband, Larry, are avid music fans and can be seen at many area venues supporting local bands. Whenever possible, they escape to a cabin they built in Rome, Maine.