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About the Division of Information Technology

The Division of Information Technology (IT) supports the university’s mission by providing and maintaining a secure, reliable, and supportable information technology infrastructure and cultivating a knowledgeable and effective staff  to embrace WCU's distinctive engaged learning approach, educational outreach, research, community services, and business operations. 

To learn more about governance and prioritization, download our organizational chart, and find out where we're headed by way of our strategy and planning.



Craig A. Fowler, an information technology executive with more than 20 years of private-sector experience with several Fortune 500 companies, is Western Carolina University’s chief information officer and member of the Executive Council.

As a member of WCU's senior management team, the CIO is responsible for overseeing the university’s information technology operations and providing strategic leadership in planning, developing, implementing and maintaining technology and information systems that support the academic and administrative goals of the university.

Prior to joining WCU in July 2009, Craig was vice president of information technology at Corning Cable Systems, and served as CIO for the telecommunication cable and hardware division of the international Corning corporation. He also served as an information technology executive in positions at Dell, Raytheon and Texas Instruments.

A graduate of the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, Craig earned his master’s degree in business administration at the University of Dallas.

Divisional Leaders

dan berk

Director & Associate CIO IT Applications & Systems
Address: 106B Cordelia Camp Building
Phone: 828-227-3217

ELI colins-brown

Director Coulter Faculty Commons
Address: 182 Hunter Library
Phone: 828-227-7196

william frady

Director Instructional Technology & Desktop Services
Address: 59 Hunter Library
Phone: 828-227-7487

stan hammer

Director & Assistant CIO IT Chief Technologist & Security Office
Address: 185B Belk Building
Phone: 828-227-7487

debbie justice

Director of Information Technology & Planning
Address: 106B2 Cordelia Camp Building
Phone: 828-227-7282

annette littrell

Director & Assistant CIO Academic Engagement & IT Governance
Address: 106B Cordelia Camp Building
Phone: 828-227-7282

Jenn Lohse

Director IT Project Management Office
Address: B5J Forsyth Building
Phone: 828-227-3744

scott swartzentruber

Director Networking & Communications
Address: B16D Forsyth Building
Phone: 828-227-3212


Executive Assistant Office of the CIO
Address: 106B1 Cordelia Camp Building
Phone: 828-227-7282

Careers in the Division of Information Technology

Interested in joining the IT team? For details on positions in IT, please visit the WCU Online Employment System. Click "Search Positions" on the left. Under Department, select "Information Technology."

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