Wayne Rose


Wayne Rose is the VP for IT & CIO at Bowie State University. He leads a team of talented individuals to execute strategic transformation to enhance teaching and learning, and has developed an active-active disaster recovery program with county government.

Prior to arriving at Bowie State University in November of 2012, Mr. Rose held several positions to include: IT Specialist and IT Business Manager for the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) where he also led a satellite project (2003-2011) and Regional Director of Information Technology, the Americas for Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts (1994-2003). In addition, he was an IT Strategy Program Manager at SAIC where he led a 10 million dollar federal IT Strategy Program; Adjunct Professor of Information Technology at the University of Maryland, University College and most recently, graduate class Instructor on Information Security Risk Management. In this capacity he works with graduate students in fulfillment of their practicum towards obtaining their Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Bowie State University.

Mr. Rose holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Computer Networking (Summa Cum Laude); Executive Master of Information Technology (with honors) from the University of Maryland, University College; Master of Science, Strategic Transformation from National Defense University; Executive and Federal Chief Information Officer Certifications (with honors) from the University of Maryland, University College; Chief Information Security Officer Certification, NSTISSI 4011 and CNSSI 4012 Information Assurance Certifications; Chief Financial Officer Certification; and Government Strategic Leader Certification from National Defense University; a Practical Comptrollership Financial Management Certification from Naval Post Graduate School, and is pursuing a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership from University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Are Higher Education Information Systems Inherently Insecure?
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    Although no technological system can be totally secure, the system/data breaches reported by higher education institutions indicate that they could do a better job of protecting the student, faculty, and staff information entrusted to them. Learn how.