Darin King is the Chief Information Officer at the North Dakota University System (NDUS), a position he has held since July of 2016. Before becoming CIO, Darin was the Deputy CIO and was responsible for the daily operational leadership of the enterprise systems and services delivered to the eleven institutions of the NDUS. He has directed many system-wide initiatives since joining the NDUS in 2013, including the consolidation of campus email systems, numerous information security projects, and the migration to a single learning management system.
Darin began his career in educational technology as a high school mathematics and computer science teacher in Minot and Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 1995, he was hired as the first Network Services Coordinator for the Grand Forks Public Schools (ND) and led the effort to bring Internet access into the classrooms of the district. Darin became the GFPS district Technology Director in 1997 and led the district through a rapid expansion of educational technology resources and systems. In 2012, he became the Director of the North Dakota Educational Technology Council and provided leadership for all North Dakota K12 educational technology, including EduTech and the ND Center for Distance Education.
Darin is a graduate of Valley City State University (ND) and the University of North Dakota. He is a Valley City native and a 20+ year resident of Grand Forks. His wife Deb is the Program Director of the Radiologic Technology program at Northland College in East Grand Forks, MN. His son Sam coaches football at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, his daughter-in-law Chelsea is a middle school teacher, and his daughter McKenna is a Registered Dietician.