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Wayne Dennison Named Vice President for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

June 16, 2014

Dennison Wayne June 2014

Wayne Dennison 

Experienced higher education information technology professional Wayne Dennison, PhD, has been named Rose-Hulmn’s Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

Dennison has more than 25 years of higher education information technology leadership experience. He formerly served as executive director of enterprise systems and services at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Prior to his tenure at Kennesaw State University, Dennison worked in the enrollment services division at the University of Memphis.

At Rose-Hulman, Dennison will provide collaborative leadership and strategic planning to ensure the effective and efficient development, implementation, maintenance, and integration of technology resources.

Dennison authored the paper, “Critical Success Factors of Technological Innovation,” which is featured in the current issue of the national EDUCAUSE Review publication. He surveyed the perceptions of faculty and information technology leaders regarding the critical success factors that impact technological innovation, adoption, and diffusion.

“Wayne has a passion for emerging technologies, vast experience in deploying varied enterprise systems, and has priorities on security and efficiencies,” says Rose-Hulman President Jim Conwell. “I appreciate his enthusiasm, wise and diplomatic demeanor, and proven customer service philosophies—qualities that make him a great choice as our chief information technology officer,” he states.  

Dennison earned his doctorate from Georgia State University in instructional technology, earning the College of Education’s Outstanding Doctorate Dissertation Award this spring. While working at the University of Memphis, he earned a master’s degree in management of information systems and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He also has an associate degree in business administration from Jackson State Community College in Tennessee.