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Information Technology

The mission of Information Technology at Tulane University is to advance Tulane’s competitive advantage in higher education, research, and healthcare through innovation, technology, and operational efficiency.


  • Drive innovation into the university as a competitive advantage
  • Play an advisory role with the university by providing thought leadership and driving innovation

Excellence in Delivery Performance:

  • Collaborate with the university to drive proper allocation of IT investment to drive business outcome
  • Be ready to react in an agile and timely manner as the university evolves and matures over time
  • Drive operational excellence within IT through clear metrics and trend analysis
  • Continue to drive IT operational efficiency

Transparent & Collaborative Culture:

  • Status quo is not enough - Leverage the value of the collective team, which is greater than the sum of its parts
  • Drive closer alignment with the university to advance its capabilities, reputation, and ranking in higher education, research, and healthcare


Noel Wong

Noel Wong

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer

Noel Wong is Tulane University's Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Noel, a graduate of City University of New York, is an award-winning senior information technology executive with 30 years of experience. During his long and illustrious career, he has served in numerous leadership roles including chief information officer, chief technology officer and senior vice president. He has held executive positions at Dallas-based XO Communications, a $1.5 billion annual revenue business with 2,600 employees, and Georgia’s Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, an $8 billion annual revenue business with 16,000 employees. He has also held IT positions at Computer Sciences Crp., RAND Corp. and the Los Angeles Times.

Noel brings to Tulane achievement in such areas as strategic planning and governance, IT organizational transformation, regulatory compliance and cybersecurity, and infrastructure and cloud computing.

Noel was a finalist for the Dallas CIO of the Year award in 2017 and was named a top 50 CIO by the Texas Diversity Council in 2017. He has also been recognized by CIO Review as one of the top CIOs in the Aerospace and Defense and Telecommunications sectors.