Apr 26th, 2004 @ 2:05 pm | Author: President's Office
Curtis Wolfe, Chief Information Officer from the North Dakota Information Technology Department, will deliver the 2004 Commencement address at Valley City State University. During Wolfe's commencement address he will explain to the graduates that a solid education and an understanding of ways to apply technology to improve productivity are essential for success in today's technology-based economy.

Wolfe became the 17th member of Governor Schafer's cabinet on October 15, 1999. He was re-appointed as Chief Information Officer and Director of the Information Technology Department by Governor Hoeven in December 2000. He began the information technology consulting firm Wolfe & Associates, Inc., in 1974. In 1996, Wolfe sold his firm to SOS Staffing Services and became president of the IT Division. As a consultant, he completed several studies for North Dakota, including a technology review of all state agencies for the Legislative Council. The 1999 Legislature elevated the former Information Services Division of the Office of Management and Budget into a new cabinet agency called the Information Technology Department and created the Chief Information Officer position.

He has a bachelor's of science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Curt and his wife, Nancy live in Bismarck.

Commencement will be held at 10:00 am on May 15 in Vangstad Auditorium.