Craig Fowler

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From updates on major projects and initiatives to the professional and educational achievements of our staff, our goal is to keep you informed on how we’re working to better serve you today and in the future. We welcome your feedback. If you have a question, comment or suggestion, please contact us.

CIO Craig A. Fowler

Try our new and improved Password Reset Tool!

The Division of IT is making it easier than ever for you to recover your password if you ever forget it. We need you to do one little thing before you can use this new feature, though.  Click here to register for password reset. After you register, if you ever forget your password, you can […]

Amazon Web Services Immersion Day

WCU’s High Performance Research Computing Services kicks off with Amazon Web Services Immersion Days on October 21 and 22. To Register, visit  During the spring of 2014, the Academic Engagement and IT Governance office performed a Faculty IT Research Needs study, where it concluded faculty needed high performance computing for scholarly research.  To that […]

IT Service of the Month: Scholarship Technology Consultation

The department of Academic Engagement and IT Governance (AEITG) is responsible for engaging with faculty at Western Carolina University to ensure their technology needs are met. Research projects and creative works will often have a technology component (for example, digital storage, security or publication needs). This service provides faculty with a one-stop forum for discussing […]

Important Note on Apple OS X ‘El Capitan’ Release

Apple has announced that Mac users can upgrade to the latest Mac operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and that El Capitan will be available from the Mac App Store as a free upgrade.  The Division of Information Technology would like to take this opportunity to remind the campus that until we know of […]

New Password Change Option for Expired Passwords

The IT Division is enabling a new password change feature that will be available to WCU faculty and staff from the shared login page of many applications (Office 365, GradesFirst, Curriculog, Qualtrics, Atomic Learning, OmniUpdate, etc.). The next time your password expires, you will be prompted to change it in order to complete the login. […]