Associate Provost & Chief Information Officer
Dr. John P. Campbell has been named Vice Provost of WVU, and a national search is under way for a new Associate Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. The selection committee hopes to have a new CIO in place this summer.
Campbell came to WVU in January 2013, assuming leadership of the growing technology infrastructure. He focused on strategic planning, information security, constant improvement of technological resources and excellent service to all University customers. He helped improve coordination among independent IT units and communication with the larger campus community. Campbell also oversaw the creation of what Network World magazine labeled “a wireless bonanza” at WVU, the transformation of unused television frequencies or “white spaces” into broadband service at the Personal Rapid Transit stations.
Before coming to Morgantown, Campbell was the Associate Vice President for Academic Technologies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. His work there focused on supporting, empowering and enhancing faculty efforts in research and teaching/learning. Among other things, he examined the use of academic analytics to identify students at risk of failing their courses.
Campbell founded the Signals project, which gives instructors real-time feedback and lets them intervene with struggling students as early as the second week of class. Signals was featured on NBC Nightly News and in the Chronicle of Higher Education. It also won the 2012 Noel-Levitz Retention Award, the 2011 Digital Educational Achievement Award and the 2011 Campus Technology Innovators Award for Teaching and Learning.
A native of Mason, Ohio, Campbell earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and his master’s degree in educational computing and instructional development from Purdue.Comment to the CIO