Cole W. Camplese

Vice President & CIO
Cole W. Camplese serves as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Northeastern University. In this role, he oversees Information Technology Services and the many services that support the needs of the educational, research, administrative activities, and innovative endeavors of the University. As Chief Information Officer, Camplese is charged with the creation of strategic IT initiatives that align with the University’s mission, culture, and long-term goals. He works closely across the campus community with the Provost, Deans, students, faculty, and staff to deliver programs and services that enhance teaching, learning, research, and student experiences.

Strategic Priorities

Alignment with Northeastern 2025

Mobile/Digital/Cloud First

Build an organizational philosophical foundation in the support of the future of IT at the University as it relates to Northeastern 2025.


Delighting the Community

Be leaders in the delivery of services, transform the customer experience, and work to delight the community.


Operational Excellence

Enhance and grow a culture of operational excellence through leadership in the ongoing enhancement and deployment of enterprise solutions.



Broadly and positively impact research activities that support Northeastern’s commitment to advancing knowledge.


Teaching and Learning

Promote a world-class teaching and learning organization with technology that inspires faculty and students to achieve the educational vision set forth in Northeastern 2025.


Information Security

Work to enhance the University’s information security stance to ensure a safe and secure information environment.



Invest in the growth of IT professionals throughout Northeastern to place job and career satisfaction, development, and opportunity at the center of organizational decisions and design.



Expand our commitment to campus-wide engagement through the use of the web as a communication tool, within and outside of ITS, to more fully engage ITS staff, campus partners, and the broader University community.

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I always find it interesting when I get an email from someone asking for my advice on something that I really don't know much about. Typically it is for an esoteric slice of information technology that isn't really in my wheel house. I usually oblige, but I don't...

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Partners Wanted

My goal is to write at least one of these community-wide messages each semester. Since we’re already in the thick of the spring term, I want to take the time to do so now so that I can tell you about some of the ways that we have been supporting the fantastic work...

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January 2019 ITS Re Org Update

Since starting at Northeastern in July of 2018 I have been thinking carefully about ways to make ITS a more modern technology organization, to meet the demands of Northeastern 2025, and to provide more learning and career growth opportunities. I took my time to try to...

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