Bob McCormick was named vice president for Information Services in 2012.
He is currently responsible for a staff of more than 100 employees, who
provide technology architecture, information security, application
development and support, network and telecommunications services,
classroom and academic technology, student computer labs and the
Technology Contact Center. He also provides leadership to the teams
managing DePaul's Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
Since he took over Information Services, McCormick has led several major
projects at DePaul, including the replacement of the university's core
public website, the implementation of a collocated data center,
implementation of a university-wide degree progress report and
installation of several key student advising systems and a new
electronic teaching evaluation system.
McCormick previously served as director of enterprise architecture in
Information Services, helping to implement an advising system, providing
a paperless, 360-degree view of students for advisors at DePaul. The
project was key to DePaul winning a CIO magazine 'Top 100' award for
excellence in 2007. In this role, he also was responsible for directing
all information technology expenditures at the university and was
instrumental in an upgrade of the university's portal.
McCormick's information services career began in 2003 as a project
manager for the PeopleSoft student administration system. He first began
working at DePaul in 1999 on the PeopleSoft installation while a
consultant with Academe Solutions, Inc. Prior to that, he was a software
engineer at Northwestern University, where he helped to implement the
PeopleSoft student administration system; it was one of the first
universities in the country to do so.
McCormick graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in mathematical
physics from the University of Nottingham. After working as a software
engineer for two years for British Rail, he moved to the U.S. in 1995 and
served as a technical consultant for Inland Steel in Hammond, Ind.