DePauw Names Head of New Tech Center

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DePauw University has tapped Mike Boyles to lead its new $10 million Tenzer Technology Center and Visualization Laboratory. He has managed Indiana University's Advanced Visualization Lab since 2005.

The lab, created by a $10 million gift from the Tenzer Family Foundation, will allow students from several programs to work on technology and computing skills. Vice President for Academic Affairs Anne Harris says the facility will allow "liberal arts undergraduates to have access to the latest tools and pedagogy" to prepare them for their chosen fields.

Boyles holds bachelor's and master's degrees from IUPUI. He says the lab will give students the opportunity to develop high-level skills in areas including spatial analysis, data visualization, 3D digitization and advanced digital media.

Along with the new facility, DePauw is creating a Tenzer Technology Intern Program and growing the DePauw Information Technology Associates Program, giving students further opportunities in areas including digital ethics and technology entrepreneurship.

Boyles begins his new role July 1.

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