MTSU hires CIO

University finds replacement for retired VP in Ohio

Middle Tennessee State University has recruited Bruce Petryshak to be its vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

Petryshak will start his new job in Murfreesboro in mid-August and will move from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where he has been CIO since 2001. He will oversee MTSU’s IT department, which includes 75 staff and 22 students.

Petryshak will replace Lucinda Lea, who retired April 30 after a 37-year career at MTSU. Before his stint at Bowling Green State, Petryshak worked at Kent State University for 17 years, rising to executive director for information systems and telecommunications.

“I am impressed with MTSU’s national reputation and with its ranking as the top public institution in Tennessee by Forbes magazine,” Petryshak said. “I am looking forward to joining the executive team and working with President McPhee, the university community and the IT team to spur innovation and help ensure MTSU’s continued presence among the top 100 universities in the United States.”