University Harnesses Power Of Technology With New CIO
In keeping with its strategic initiative to implement a fully developed strategic technology plan, Wittenberg welcomed Rick Mickool as its new chief information officer (CIO), March 1.
Formerly at Northeastern University, Mickool brings 20 years of higher education experience in IT design and maintenance, as well as a successful track record in a wide range of technology and non-technology-related initiatives, including portal and enterprise system installations, institutional student service re-engineering, and responsibility-centered 04budgeting design and implementation.
“Colleges in the 21st century that harness the power of technology will inevitable become the leaders of tomorrow, and Rick’s expertise clearly will position us as a leader in this effort,” said Wittenberg President Mark H. Erickson.
Prior to his time at Northeastern, Mickool served as CIO for Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., where he led a 65-member IT group, managed an almost $10 million operations/capital budget, and directed initiatives that significantly increased faculty usage of web and IT resources.
A magna cum laude graduate of Babson College with a B.S. in management, Mickool also has 45 hours of computer science at Southeastern Massachusetts University and completed the executive MBA program at Northeastern.