Brad Sumpter has been promoted to Virginia Tech's director of finance information technology.
Sumpter will lead the Finance Information Technology department in its mission to deliver strategic technology solutions and services to departments within the vice president for finance senior management area. He will report to the vice president for finance and chief financial officer.
Finance Information Technology also supports faculty and staff merit systems and advances IT security initiatives within finance. In conjunction with other finance personnel, Sumpter will serve as a liaison to the university’s Division of Information Technology to help set the strategic direction for enterprise systems.
Sumpter previously served as assistant director of Finance Information Technology and succeeds Allen Campbell who was appointed senior director of application architecture and planning in the Division of Information Technology's Enterprise Systems unit.
“Brad’s combination of experience in both finance and information technology fields made him a natural choice for leading the Finance IT function. He brings extensive knowledge of information technology needs in finance and higher education, and will lead the department in continuing to provide excellent customer service, IT security, and technology support to our areas,” said Dwight Shelton, vice president for finance and CFO.
Sumpter earned his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree from Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business.
Sumpter has worked at Virginia Tech since 2006, and has held the positions of senior budget systems developer, financial planning manager, and assistant director of finance information technology.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.