Carnegie Mellon University

Stan Waddell

Stan Waddell

Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Stan is the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Carnegie Mellon University. In his role, Stan provides vision, leadership and management for Carnegie Mellon’s computing enterprise, including the development and implementation of a university-wide IT strategy. Stan serves on the Division of Operations Senior Leadership Team, as well as the University Leadership Council.

Before joining Carnegie Mellon, Stan served as the Associate Vice President for Information Technology and CIO at the University of New Hampshire. He was the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Technology Officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and spent nine years at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Stan also served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician for nine years.

Stan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University, a Master of Science in Management and Administration Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Doctorate in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. He has Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credentials; and a Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance from Nova Southeastern University a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

Contact

Sarah Suiter
Senior Executive Assistant
(412) 268-2973
ssuiter@andrew.cmu.edu

 

David Baisley

David Baisley

Assistant Vice President

David is the Assistant Vice President for Computing Services. In this role, David oversees the delivery of foundational computing services used for the university's academic and administrative missions. Under David's leadership, his teams strive to provide the right services at the right time to enhance the value of information technology for the global University environment.

David's tenure at Carnegie Mellon has included positions in release engineering, management of the Services Development Group, Assistant Director of ISAM, Director of SAIS, and Senior Director of Infrastructure. Prior to his years at Carnegie Mellon, David held various roles in Academic Computing at Columbia University.

Columbia University is also his Alma Mater where he received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. David is deeply interested in developing innovative methods of technology service delivery as well as the preservation of computing technologies for historical review by future generations.

David is responsible for working with University leadership and various committees to define, develop, and operate the central IT systems and services that support education, research, and administration. Leads the university's central IT organization while maintaining direct management responsibility for Infrastructure Services.

Contact

Sarah Suiter
Senior Executive Assistant
(412) 268-2973
ssuiter@andrew.cmu.edu

Scott Ambrose

Scott Ambrose

Senior Director, Network, Infrastructure and Communications Services

Scott is responsible for the university's network services, infrastructure and architecture, communications cable plant, unified communications and telecommunications, storage and virtualization, technology enhanced facilities, and media services.

Contact

Alicia G. Powers
Executive Assistant
(412) 268-4532
aliciap@andrew.cmu.edu

Mary Ann Blair

Mary Ann Blair

Chief Information Security Officer

Mary Ann Blair is the Chief Information Security Officer at Carnegie Mellon. Working with an outstanding team of information security professionals, she is responsible for the university's information security program, and identity and access management services.

Prior to establishing the Information Security Office in 2004, Mary Ann served as Director of Administrative Computing at Carnegie Mellon, leading various applications development, systems integration, and systems maintenance projects over a fifteen year period.

Before joining Carnegie Mellon, Mary Ann served as the Director of Data Management at the University of Pittsburgh's Epidemiology Data Center responsible for systems and services to support national, multi-center research efforts.

Mary Ann is active in EDUCAUSE and its partner programs. She has served in numerous capacities including: EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Task Force; Program Committee for the Annual and Security Professionals Conferences; and CUMREC Board of Directors. She holds a B.S. in Psychology/Philosophy and an M.S. in Information Science, both from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Executive Education Certificate Program and the FBI CISO Academy and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Contact

Alicia G. Powers
Executive Assistant
(412) 268-4532
aliciap@andrew.cmu.edu

Amy Coutu

Amy Coutu

Director, Enterprise Applications

Amy Coutu is the Director of Enterprise Applications.  In this role Amy works with the ClO, the Senior Management Team (SMT) and Business Partners across the campus, providing leadership throughout the development and support phases of essential university enterprise applications, such as the student information system, sponsored projects, the research compliance system, and various data warehouses and business applications.  Using the expertise of our partners, Amy helps drive the university toward more efficient solutions. She also acts as a driving force of change to improve university practices in enterprise application development and architecture. 

Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon University, her past roles included Developer, Business Analyst, Software Architect, and Director and VP of IT.  She’s worked in a variety of industries,  for corporations like IBM, CA Technologies and Logic Supply, and consulted for local Vermont government agencies. During her career, she has recognized the importance of building strong teams and focusing on user experience to drive positive business outcomes. Technology is only as successful as its adoption. Amy's personal philosophy is that IT should be an enabler of growth for a business, not a cost of doing business.

Amy received her Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and her Masters in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She also completed several MBA courses at Clarkson University. She is a lifelong learner and believes people should continually strive to find opportunities to learn and improve, either through career experience or continuing education.

Contact

Tonya Campbell
Executive Assistant
(412) 268-8915
tonyac@andrew.cmu.edu

Mark Poepping

Mark Poepping

Head IT Architect and Senior Director, Client Services

Mark is Head IT Architect and a Senior Director for Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon. In the Head IT Architect role, Mark leads Enterprise Architecture efforts, and spearheads strategic technical and process change for Computing Services. As Senior Director, Mark is responsible for efforts in productivity applications for campus, plus base software configurations for labs and desktop/laptop use.  In addition, Mark coordinates the IT service collaboration with the School of Computer Science. Additional duties include representing Carnegie Mellon on the Board of KINBER, the non-profit Pennsylvania Regional Network organization providing high-speed network and network-based services to non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania.

Mark's work experience includes systems administration and IT performance work at AT&T Bell Laboratories, plus systems and network management at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon. While at the SEI in 1988, Mark participated on the charter team of four who formed the original mission and focus of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Mark joined Computing Services in 1996 as Director of Systems and Network Development, holding that position until transitioning to Architecture duties in 2001 and adding Senior Director duties in 2013. Mark holds a B.A. in Mathematics from St John's University in Collegeville, MN and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Contact

Tonya Campbell
Executive Assistant
(412) 268-8915
tonyac@andrew.cmu.edu