After 15 years with Portland State University, Associate Vice President Mark Gregory is leaving to become the Chief Information Officer for The University of Adelaide, one of Australia's leading "group of eight" research universities.
Gregory started with PSU in 1998, initially working in technology and leading PSU's IT unit as Chief Information Officer for many years. In 2006 his role expanded, and Gregory eventually also managed campus sustainability, housing, real estate, facilities and some of PSU's major construction and campus growth initiatives. Working with PSU's leadership and operations team, Gregory worked on projects including PSU's 25 Year Campus Plan, the Academic and Student Recreation center, the new public/private University Pointe Housing project, the recent Education Urban Renewal Area and the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building with OHSU and OSU.
"Mark really knew the campus, the city and development,” said Wim Wiewel, president of PSU. “His strategic insight and entrepreneurship have been a great help in making PSU's campus increasingly attractive to our students, faculty and staff, and more visible in the region."
The Adelaide opportunity came about in large part because of PSU’s growing reputation. "PSU is increasingly known internationally as a model sustainable urban campus. I did a tour with a group of Australian university leaders who came to see PSU's sustainability initiatives, and that experience eventually led to this opportunity."
He will leave PSU at the end of March and start work in Adelaide on July 1. "I will miss living and working in Portland," said Gregory. "The city has such a great working relationship with the university, and partnerships, collaboration and innovation just come naturally here.”