Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has selected Wayne Dennison vice president for information technology and chief information officer. He most recently served as executive director of enterprise systems and services at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

June 16, 2014

News release

Terre Haute, Ind. — Experienced higher education information technology professional Wayne Dennison, PhD, has been named Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

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 at the nation’s No. 1 undergraduate engineering college whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

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,” cited 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 said.

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.

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individualized attention. The college, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has rated Rose-Hulman as the top undergraduate engineering college in the nation whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s. Rose-Hulman has also been recognized by The Princeton Review, which cited six of the institute’s professors within their 2012 Best 300 Professors book, the only institution of higher learning in Indiana to be included. Learn more at

Source: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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