The division of Information Technology and University Libraries is a university-wide administrative and academic information technology organization that supports excellence in research and scholarship by providing academic resources within a reliable, secure technology infrastructure that inspires discovery and empowers the university.
Meet Jon Allen
Jon Allen came to Baylor in 1995 as an undergraduate student and began working with Information Technology Services as a student assistant. Upon his graduation, he took a full-time position with ITS in the networking group. His focus shifted to IT security in 2001, and he soon became the university's Information Security Officer. Allen completed his Masters degree in Computer Science in 2009 and in 2013 was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. He is highly regarded in both the higher education community and in the IT security industry as a leader in developing and deploying innovative and effective IT security solutions. Jon's wife, Barbie, is a school psychologist and they have three children. Allen follows in the footsteps of former Interim CIO Becky King who transitioned in August 2018 to lead Baylor's Oracle Cloud implementation.
Meet John Wilson
John Wilson came to the Baylor Libraries in 1987. He transitioned to the role of Development Director in 2002 and was instrumental in raising funds for key acquisitions and improvements across the Libraries. In 2011, Wilson became Director of Baylor University's Texas Collection and University Archives. He help to strengthen the university's ties to Independence and implemented the Cuadra Star online archival management system. Then, in 2015, Wilson became Associate Dean for Special Libraries, directing The Texas Collection while effectively managing transitions in Armstrong Browning Library and the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. Wilson graduated from Bowling Green State University and the University of South Carolina. He served with the U.S. Census Bureau in Saudi Arabia for five years, building and operating the first Saudi Central Department of Statistics Library. His wife, Lesley, works in the library at the School of Law, and their daughter, Sierra, a Baylor graduate, currently works at the University of Chicago Press. Outside of Baylor, Wilson loves gardening, is an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church of the Assumption, and has helped to lead the Waco public library system. He is excited to partner with Allen to chart the course for the division.