Randi Rainbow
Director, Information Technology

1301D Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, East


Randi Rainbow was appointed as the Director of Information Technology in December 2006.  In this position he provides oversight for the information technology functions of the college including desktop support, information security, infrastructure management and application development undertaken by the Computing Services Group (CSG).

His background in Information Technology includes a career in the US Air Force with positions including Computer Operations, Applications Development and System Administration. He finished his military postings as Non-Commisioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of a computer support unit.  Following military service, he work for the military as a civilian contractor in charge of a major command communications infrastructure and later a multi-site network.

In 2001, he moved to the NY area and Cornell.  In his first position at Cornell, he was the Information Technology Area Manager for the East Service Area of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS).


    Computer Science - Community College of the Air Force
    Business, Management and Economics - Empire State College

Major Certifications

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Cornell Specialty Training

    Cornell Leadership Development Program (CULDP)
    Cornell Project Management Methodology (CPMM)
    Harold D. Craft Leadership Program (HDCLP)
    Cornell Building Teams and Leading Change Program

Higher Education IT Leadership Training

    Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) 

Advisory Boards

IT Service Group (ITSG) Directors

VM Advisory Board / Infrastructure Advisory Board

Cloud Service Advisory Board




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