Executive VP appoints new senior advisor

Author: Dennis Brown


Michael J. Chapple, information security program manager in the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed senior advisor to John Affleck-Graves, the University’s executive vice president.

A Notre Dame graduate, Chapple will oversee the operations of the Office of the Executive Vice President and manage a variety of strategic projects in collaboration with Affleck-Graves.

“Mike’s great experience, together with his knowledge of Notre Dame, will allow him to make important contributions to our strategic objectives, particularly in the areas of information technology, business continuity and operational efficiency,” Affleck-Graves said.

A member of the OIT staff since 2005, Chapple has led a wide array of information technology security projects, including the strategic planning effort that analyzed results of the Campus IT Risk Assessment, the design and management of the University Information Security Program, and on-campus information security consulting.

As part of the University’s rotational program for employees, he has served in the Notre Dame Alumni Association this year, leading a comprehensive review of online alumni engagement strategies.

Chapple also is a concurrent assistant professor of computer applications, teaching a course that reviews the information security field.

Chapple was graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He earned his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Idaho and a master of business administration degree from Auburn University. His dissertation for a doctorate from Notre Dame in computer science and engineering was titled “Efficient Security Management of Controlled Networks in a Resource-Constrained Environment.”

Chapple is the author of 11 books, including “SQL Server 2008 for Dummies,” “CISSP Study Guide” (now in its fourth edition), and “Information Security Illuminated.” He also has published articles in peer-reviewed and industry publications and is the technical editor for Information Security Magazine.

After earning his bachelor’s degree, Chapple served for four years in the U.S. Air Force in the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md., first as deputy watch commander and for the final three years as an information security researcher.

Prior to returning to his alma mater, Chapple spent four years as executive vice president and chief information officer at Brand Institute Inc., a health care, consumer and business to business brand identity consulting company.