Cole Camplese, Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer

Cole Camplese

Cole Camplese has a 25-year-long career as a standout information technology leader in private and public, multicampus research university settings. He also has a proven history of IT leadership, successful enterprise project implementations, and digital transformation and is recognized by his peers as an innovative leader and team builder who delivers on change and drives results.

Most recently, Cole served as the vice president for information technology and CIO at Northeastern University. In this role, he oversaw the successful implementation of academic and business systems, including the Canvas learning management system, the Slate enrollment management platform and the Workday Human Capital Management system.

Previously, Cole held senior leadership roles at the University of Chicago, Stony Brook University and Pennsylvania State University. He has a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University and a Master of Science in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Cole has taught various courses on disruptive technologies for teaching and learning and on information, policy and people. Cole has also provided consulting expertise to organizations including Apple, Dell, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor. Cole has also been the principal investigator and project associate on various grant-funded research projects in STEM education, digital expression and other information technology fields.


To be a trusted partner and best value service provider for foundational IT services at UT Austin.


We support the university’s mission of education, research, and public service by providing centralized IT services in a strategic, connected, and transformative way. ITS enables UT to adapt, compete, innovate, and thrive well into the future and focus on mission-enabling endeavors.

Information and Technology Principles

1. Maximize efficiencies and effectiveness by sustaining and evolving existing services and reducing redundant services.

2. Invest wisely and appropriately in university-wide transformative technology change.

3. Reduce risks by anticipating adverse challenges in our IT environment.

4. Provide value by delivering exceptional services, using data, analytics, and stakeholder engagement as our guide.

People and Culture Principles

5. The university’s mission guides everything we do.

6. We provide employees with opportunities to learn and grow.

7. We improve the community experience by engaging campus and each other.

8. We value all employee well-being and work-life balance.

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