September 21, 2012

Mark Staples Named Chief Information Officer

Boston, MA – September 21, 2012 – Wentworth Institute of Technology today announced that Mark A. Staples has joined the senior leadership team as vice president and chief information officer. Staples is a senior information technology executive with 24 years of IT leadership experience at five research institutions. He will lead the development and implementation of Wentworth’s information technology strategy and oversee the enterprise technology organization. 

Initially, Staples will be focused on people, processes, and systems, which will inform the development of tactical and strategic plans for technology.

“My vision is to create a technological environment that is well integrated with the overall business of the Institute,” said Staples. “The role of a technology department within an organization needs to be three-fold: provide excellent service, become a trusted partner, and enable opportunities to provide leadership. We need to ensure technology is easy to use and invisible to the user.”

Since 2008, Staples served as the director of academic technology services at Northeastern University and oversaw the university’s instructional and research computing, including classrooms and research labs. Prior to his appointment at Northeastern, Mark held critical leadership positions at Georgia Health Sciences University, the Medical University of Ohio, the University of Toledo, and Indiana University. In these positions, Staples provided leadership that included organizational and service development and the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise systems, management, and partnerships. As an educator, he has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and developed expertise in online learning, instructional design, instructional systems technology, audio/visual technologies, and research technologies. 

Staples received his B.S. in human relations from the University of Toledo and an M.B.A. in organizational leadership from the University of Findlay. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Northeastern.

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