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Delores K. Barton (Spelman College)

Delores K. Barton
Media and Information Technology VP & CIO

Atlanta, Georgia

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Ms. Delores K. Barton
V.P. & Chief Information Officer
Spelman College

Ms. Barton joined Spelman College as the Chief Information Officer in 2002. Prior to joining Spelman College, she retired from the IBM Corporation after 31 years of service. While at IBM, she held numerous technical and management positions. Prior to retiring, she was the Global Executive in responsible for skills and professions.

She is a graduate of Clemson University.

Her responsibilities at Spelman include all administrative and academic technical planning and support.

Ms. Barton’s philosophy can be summed up in two phrases: “It Takes a Team” and “Exemplary Customer Service.”

Ms. Barton’s leadership style is collaborative and her actions strongly underscore her belief that through teamwork anything is possible. Her organization is customer-focused, encouraging both formal and informal feedback from faculty, staff and students.

She has been a member of numerous businesses and professional organizations and the recipient of many honors and awards. Most recently, she was a 2005 Georgia CIO of the Year finalist and the recipient of the IBM Atlanta Black Network’s first Legacy Award, recognizing longstanding commitment to ensuring diversity at IBM. She is currently a sitting member of the Microsoft Higher Ed Advisory Group.

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