Sam Averitt


Sam Averitt is Vice Provost for Information technology at NC State University. He heads the Information Technology Division (ITD), the university's central division for academic IT, networking and strategic information technologies. Averitt is responsible for strategic IT planning and is known for leading campus and regional initiatives, especially in the field of advanced networking. A native of North Carolina, Averitt earned his BS and MS in electrical engineering from NC State. He has worked his entire career at the university, joining the Computing Center (now ITD) in the 1970's when "a few dozen research faculty wanted network access to the campus mainframe." Since then, Averitt has led efforts to keep the NC State campus consistently at the forefront of IT theory and practice.

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