Margie Muthukumaru Named Chief Information Officer

Jun. 1, 2018

Margie Muthukumaru Named Chief Information Officer
Margie Muthukumaru was named Chief Information Officer this week, dropping the word "interim" from her title.

Margie Muthukumaru was appointed Webster University’s chief information officer this week. She has served in that role in an interim capacity since Dec. 13, 2016.

A new advisory group for IT issues also was announced.

During her tenure as interim director, she oversaw the completion of numerous projects, including the restructuring of the Office of Information Technology, the integration of the Microsoft 365 Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud software bundles throughout the University, and working with the administration to make  sure the University is in compliance with the new GDPR privacy laws instituted by the European Union.

“Today, more than ever, easy access to technology is a necessity to students, faculty and staff around the world in their day-to-day activities,” Muthukumaru said. “I am honored to have been selected to oversee this complex and ever-evolving task and look forward to continuing to improve the technology services available to our core constituencies.”

Muthukumaru joined Webster University in 2010 and has led enterprise information systems for the University. She has served on a number of leadership bodies with Webster, including the Strategic Plan Steering Committee. She is a graduate of the 2014 cohort of Webster’s Global Leadership Academy.

Prior to joining Webster, Muthukumaru served as director of Administrative Applications at Maryville University, as well as an adjunct faculty member in mathematics there. She holds a MS in Management from Maryville University, a BS in Management and Industrial Engineering from Mapua Institute in the Philippines, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

In addition to this appointment, Provost Julian Z. Schuster has formed an advisory group on information technology issues that will assist in identifying the most pressing issues facing IT.




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