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Mark A. Staples | In order for it to be transformative, it must change behavior. If technology isn’t transformative, it’s in the way.

CIO, VP, Educator

Mark Allen Staples

With 26 years of experience as an IT leader at six different research universities in three different regions of the USA, Mark has the experience needed to effectively lead in every aspect of higher education. He has a strong record of innovation, service and communication, enabling him to be a leader and a collaborator with both administrative and academic units. In addition, he has led strategic planning and reporting initiatives at each of his last three institutions.

Mark is also an active social media participant. He was ranked among the top 50 most social CIOs in higher education in 2013.

“In order for technology to be considered transformative, it must change behavior. If technology isn’t transformative, it’s in the way.”

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Academic Positions

  • Present2016

    Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    College of Charleston

  • 20162012

    Vice President of Technology Services and Chief Information Officer

    Wentworth Institute of Technology

  • 20122008

    Director, Academic Technology Services

    Northeastern University

  • 20082003

    Director of Research & Instructional Technology Support

    Georgia Health Sciences University

“In order for technology to be considered transformative, it must change behavior.
If technology isn’t transformative, it’s in the way.”