New Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Joins New York Institute

October 7, 2019

Pennie S. Turgeon, M.B.A., has joined New York Institute of Technology as vice president for information technology and chief information officer (CIO), effective October 1. Turgeon has more than 25 years of higher education experience in strategic information technology (IT) management and business development.

“Pennie‚Äôs management expertise and technical knowledge will allow us to deliver cost-efficient, data-driven strategies fueled by technology that will improve student learning, expand faculty research, and streamline IT operations across all our campuses,“ said Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., president of New York Institute of Technology.

Turgeon will serve as a member of the university’s senior leadership team and provide vision, leadership, and oversight of data analytics and data management, IT services, hardware, software, telecommunications, internet, and enterprise infrastructure. She will work closely with faculty, students, and staff to ensure that technology is leveraged to greatly enhance the student experience inside and outside the classroom.

Since 2006, Turgeon has served as vice president for information technology and CIO at Clark University (Worcester, Mass.). Her many accomplishments in this role include the implementation of a successful data management strategy that addressed the university’s need for enhanced data governance and data fluency, and the establishment of a research-based collaboration with an external biotech company to introduce high-performance computing strategies. Prior to joining Clark, Turgeon served as director of academic technology and distance learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Mass.) for 15 years, where she oversaw the development of an academic technology center, implementation of a profitable online learning operation, and the creation of the Teaching Technology Fellowship program that provided faculty with opportunities to work on projects that focused on improving student learning through technology.

“What attracted me to New York Tech is its focus on student outcomes, an ongoing commitment to the long-term success of its graduates, and President Foley’s strategic vision,” said Turgeon. “Working in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, I am eager to reposition IT at New York Tech as a strategic partner and an agent of institutional transformation.”

Prior to entering the higher education space, Turgeon served as a systems developer for Texas Instruments and a marketing sales associate for IBM.

Turgeon earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Worcester State University and her M.B.A. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She is an active member of EDUCAUSE and its regional affiliate, NERCOMP.

About New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, New York Institute of Technology welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury), New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.

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