Sprengel Named Assistant Vice President for Information Technology


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Archie Sprengel has been named assistant vice president for Information Technology at Southeast.


Aug. 14, 2008 – Archie Sprengel, director of operations and systems support at Southeast Missouri State University, has been named assistant vice president for Information Technology at Southeast.

Sprengel began his new duties Aug. 11. He replaces John Weber.

As assistant vice president for information technology, Sprengel will lead and organize information and technology initiatives and services across campus. In his new position, Sprengel will establish plans and priorities that support the strategic goals of the University, including maintaining, updating and executing the University’s Information Technology strategic plan and technology forecast plan. He also will be responsible for facilitating the integration of technology into academic and administrative functions and work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators to meet the information technology needs of the University.

Sprengel will provide support for distance learning in collaboration with academic leaders and faculty, coordinate campus-wide procurement of computer hardware and software, represent Southeast at the state Chief Information Officer subgroup of the Council on Public Higher Education, co-chair the University-wide Information Technology Committee, manage the Information Technology budget and supervise the staff of the multi-level Information Technology department.

“The position comes with an outstanding staff,” he said. “I look forward to working with them to continue the advancement of technology across campus to meet our clients’ needs.”

Sprengel came to Southeast in 1979 as coordinator of academic computing services. In 1992, he became manager of Academic Computing Services and in 1996, assistant director of Information Technology. He has been serving as director of Operations and Systems Support since 2002. Sprengel has technical expertise in network design, application development, system analysis and design, programming, communication protocols and computer security.

He holds a master of science degree in computer science from Purdue University and a bachelor of science in computer science and mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University.