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John Barden, B.A., M.B.A.

Vice President for Technology & Campus Services

Mr. Barden was appointed the Vice President of Technology and Campus Services at ֱ in October 2023 and leads operational units across security, hospitality, administrative services, operations portfolio management, and information technology. He also serves as the University’s Chief Information Officer.

John Barden

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Barden served as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for ֱ, beginning in 2017. Over those six years, he significantly reshaped the information technology organization of ֱ, creating a more integrated planning model across all technology units, strengthening standards and operational practices, building programs to support a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and improving the capability and consistency of delivery of enabling technologies necessary to support ֱ’s broad aspirations. 

Mr. Barden began his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen with an emphasis on information technology re-engineering and major technology-enabled process improvement projects.  His consulting experience spanned a variety of industries, including higher education and healthcare. Following those roles, Mr. Barden worked as the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the University of Rochester.