Vice President of IT John McGuthry has been named one of the nation’s top leaders in information technology by Computerworld magazine.
The magazine’s “100 IT Leaders for 2015” highlights “the innovative work of a dedicated group of IT leaders who are using technology to solve business problems in their organizations,” says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.
“Every day, these tech-savvy professionals are positioning their organizations for success by mapping IT projects to strategic business initiatives,” Finnie says. “They also ensure that their departments are set up to quickly enable new ideas, and they balance the need for free and open access to information with concerns about security and compliance.”
McGuthry has lead Cal Poly Pomona’s Division of IT since 2011. During his tenure here, the Cal Poly Pomona campus has seen the expansion of wireless Internet access, the redesign of the campus website, and the ongoing conversion to a VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system.
Prior to his arrival at Cal Poly Pomona, he served as chief information officer at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., and Reinhardt College in Waleska, Ga. He also served as director of Product Management for BellSouth’s Internet Division. He began his career as a system and network administrator at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.