Northeastern University Names Cole Camplese as new CIO

Koya is proud to have partnered with Northeastern University on the appointment of Cole Camplese as Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Cole will be charged with overall responsibility for envisioning, designing, and leading the Information Technology Services (ITS) team as Northeastern establishes new, agile, and flexible modalities for learning and discovery and meets the bold objectives laid out in Northeastern 2025.

Cole comes to Northeastern from the University of Chicago, where he served as the Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. At the University of Chicago, he supported the growth of research computing and introduced a secure data enclave for work with sensitive data sets through deep collaborations with the Vice President for Research and the Research Computing Center. He also developed a five-year plan to ensure enterprise maturity and operational excellence, while realigning IT across campus in preparation for the continuous change higher education faces. 

At Stony Brook University, where he worked as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cole reorganized the IT function, introduced new technologies to support the growth of online education offerings, introduced research computing to the central IT organization, initiated upgrades to multiple enterprise systems including student and human resource systems, and launched a program that provided mobile devices to enhance student access to systems and digital learning opportunities. 

Cole also has deep experience with academic technology from his time at Pennsylvania State University where he led innovation and support for education across the physical campus, and the Penn State World Campus. In addition to his administrative roles, he also served as faculty in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, leading a research Institute and co-directing the Center for Online Innovations in Learning.

Read the full press release here.