Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Charles Bartel was named Duquesne University's first vice president for information technology and chief information officer in 2018. He is responsible for the overall management of and strategic planning for University IT services, including administrative computing, centralized infrastructure and technology support such as enterprise reporting, telecommunications and information security.
Bartel and his team have transformed Computing and Technology Services at the University into a more transparent, open, responsive and collaborative partner with the campus community. At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, they quickly and effectively led the University's transition to a HyFlex approach to teaching and learning and support Duquesne's employees ability to operate the campus in a hybrid (on campus/remote work) environment.
With Bartel's guidance, a group of central and departmental IT teams-Tech Partners-was established to plan and share technology needs and initiatives at Duquesne. In addition, director-level oversight for campus cyber-security initiatives was implemented, and collaboration with the administration has resulted in strategic IT investments in the campus IT infrastructure and key IT systems.
Bartel also oversaw the University's most recent Wi-Fi upgrade, which includes a ten-fold increase in network connectivity to the campus community. He negotiated a new telecommunications agreement and managed the successful award of a $550,000 CC* NSF-funded grant. He serves on several University committees.
Prior to joining Duquesne in 2014, Bartel held several positions at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), most recently as director of global IT services. He is a member of the KINBER Board of Directors, the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group, the Evanta Pittsburgh CIO Governing Body, the C-CUE Governing Board, the AICUP Member Services Committee and is a coach for the Heinz College CIO Certificate Program at Carnegie Mellon University.
Bartel holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology from Thomas A. Edison State University and a master's degree in public management from CMU. He was named the CIO of the Year for Education in 2017 by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group.