John Barden, B.A., M.B.A.
Mr. Barden was appointed the Vice President of Technology and Campus Services at ÃÛÌÇÖ±²¥ in October 2023 and leads operational units across security, hospitality, administrative services, operations portfolio management, and information technology. He also serves as the Universityâ€™s Chief Information Officer.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Barden served as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for ÃÛÌÇÖ±²¥, beginning in 2017. Over those six years, he significantly reshaped the information technology organization of ÃÛÌÇÖ±²¥, 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 ÃÛÌÇÖ±²¥’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.