Cole W. Camplese named Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Cole W. Camplese, an accomplished leader in information and academic technology, has been appointed Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the University of Chicago.

Since 2013, Camplese has served as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for Stony Brook University in New York. Prior to joining Stony Brook, he spent 15 years at Penn State University, where he served in a variety of roles, including Senior Director for Teaching and Learning and Director of Education Technology Services.

“At a time when technology is rapidly changing how universities do their work, we are very excited to have Cole join our leadership team,” said Rowan Miranda, Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer. “He brings a proven track record of implementing IT-enabled systems and processes for leading research universities.”

At UChicago, Camplese will lead collaborative efforts to modernize IT assets, processes, organizational structures and the security environment as the University makes strides to improve the delivery of technology services to students, faculty and the research community.

“I am excited by the level of energy and direction at the University of Chicago,” said Camplese. “It is an exciting time to work in higher education because technology is reshaping how faculty teach and conduct research as well as how students learn.” 

Camplese holds a BA in psychology from West Virginia University and an MS in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Camplese’s appointment is effective Sept. 14.