Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
Gerry McCartney was appointed Purdue’s vice president for information technology and CIO in July 2007 after having served in an interim capacity since July 2006. He was named the Oesterle Professor of Information Technology in June 2009.
As CIO, McCartney is responsible for overseeing Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) and is responsible for the planning and coordination of central computing and telecommunications systems on the West Lafayette campus, along with media production and distance-learning services. The organization has more than 450 staff members and an annual budget of more than $63 million.
Prior to his interim appointment, McCartney served two years as assistant dean for technology at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management where he taught in the Krannert MBA, executive programs and engineering management program.
McCartney was associate dean and chief information officer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He has also held managerial positions in the computing centers at both the University of Notre Dame and Maynooth College in Ireland. He holds a patent, was awarded the CIO Enterprise Value Award in 2003, and is a member of the CIO Executive Council. He speaks and comments frequently on the entrepreneurial management of technology.