A Message from the President

November 18, 2020

Maurice Tyler Named New Vice President for Information Technology

I am pleased to announce that Maurice A. Tyler has accepted the appointment as the next vice president for information technology to help guide Bowie State University toward new technological innovation and solutions for our rapidly changing higher education environment. He starts his position on Jan. 4, 2021.

Mr. Tyler brings more than 20 years of experience in managing large-scale data centers and diverse groups of IT specialists, with a major focus on higher education. A career IT professional, he specializes in devising technological solutions focused on customer service, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, continuity of operations, process automation and systems integration.

“I am excited to join the Bowie State University family as we race to excellence. I am looking forward to facilitating that journey by leading the charge toward digital transformation and finding new and creative ways to ensure student success, while increasing operational effectiveness and efficiency using technology,” he said. “My objective is to provide students with opportunities to grow and learn in a dynamic educational environment that equips them with all of the tools that they need to advance toward completion and prepare to enter a competitive marketplace.”

Mr. Tyler comes to Bowie State, after serving as chief information officer at Cecil College since 2018, where he acted as a change agent by digitally transforming organizations. His strategic objective was to provide pervasive, seamless and intuitive access to technology to promote productivity among faculty, staff and students, while providing access to the information and resources required for success. He successfully navigated numerous upgrades and migrations of enterprise resource planning and learning management systems, as well as achieved hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings.

After obtaining professional experience with Fortune 500 companies including Nortel Networks and Martin Marietta, Mr. Tyler found his true calling in an academic setting. While serving as an information technology director at both the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University, he managed the institutions’ IT infrastructure and acquired hands-on experience spanning every major aspect of IT.

Mr. Tyler holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from North Carolina A&T State University. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in IT management from Indiana State University.

We welcome Mr. Tyler to Bowie State. Thank you to Marivic Weiss for her leadership and service as interim vice president for information technology.