BLACKSBURG — Allen W. Campbell has been appointed Virginia Tech's senior director of application architecture and planning in Enterprise Systems, a unit of Information Technology.
Campbell will facilitate the planning and delivery of enterprise-level services, using standards and best practices that support security and compliance. He will be coordinating the project portfolio for Enterprise Systems and will serve as deputy to the associate vice president, providing overall leadership for the Enterprise Systems organization.
“Enterprise Systems delivers an extensive portfolio of applications that provide critical university services," Associate Vice President Deborah Fulton noted. "Allen brings extensive experience to the senior director position as both a technology leader and a business process specialist. In particular, Allen will be providing leadership to deliver university data analytics solutions and to promote effective relationships that support this strategic direction. Enterprise Systems is very fortunate and pleased to welcome Allen to our leadership team.”
Campbell comes to the position from his role as director of finance information technology, where he provided leadership and strategic direction for a department that provides technology services for areas reporting to the vice president for finance and chief financial officer. He managed business analysis projects to improve financial administration and led efforts to protect sensitive data.
Vice President for Finance Dwight Shelton noted, “Allen was a valuable and highly respected member of the finance team for over nine years, and made significant contributions to many finance initiatives during that time. In 2012, as the first director of the newly formed Finance Information Technology department, Allen was instrumental in establishing the shared IT service center for finance areas. Allen provided excellent leadership for finance IT functions -- elevating customer service, supporting faculty and staff merit systems, and advancing overall IT security.”
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Campbell earned his master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, focusing on operations research, after receiving his baccalaureate degree in computer science from Clemson University.
Vice President for Information Technology Scott F. Midkiff welcomed Campbell back to Information Technology, where he had worked previously in support of human resources information systems.
“Allen’s deep experience in information technology, his knowledge of the finance arena and other functional areas across the university, and his proven ability to collaborate makes him the ideal person for this important leadership position in the IT organization," Midkiff said.