John Campbell will leave his position as an associate vice president for information technology at Purdue University to become associate provost for information technology and chief information officer at West Virginia University.
His new position is effective Jan. 28. He will oversee a staff of 150 and manage an annual budget of $21 million.
Campbell will be charged with helping WVU realize a number of ambitious goals, including introducing use-inspired IT to improve teaching, learning and research.
Campbell founded the Signals project featured on NBC and in the Chronicle of Higher Education. It also has won the 2012 Noel-Levitz Retention Award, the 2011 Digital Educational Achievement Award and the 2011 Campus Technology Innovators Award for Teaching and Learning.
Campbell also was named "One to Watch" by CIO Magazine and has patents pending on his analytical approaches to identifying students at risk.
Campbell earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics education, a master's degree in educational technology and a doctor of philosophy degree in higher education administration, all from Purdue.