Campus Life

Schell appointed to new role

Darren Schell has been appointed the interim associate vice-president (information technology) effective March 1, 2022. Schell follows Mark Humphries in this role, who recently announced he has accepted a position at another organization in Ontario.

Schell has most recently served as the chief technology officer at the University since June 2016. He has been with the University since 2002, beginning as a programmer/analyst in the Registrar's Office where he supported the student information system. He has moved progressively within the University, taking on new responsibilities within his roles as information security manager (2007-2012), director, Transformation Solutions (2012-2014), associate executive director, IT Services (2014-2016), and chief technology officer (2016-2022).

"Darren brings a varied skill set to the position," says Nancy Walker, vice-president (finance & administration). "He has extensive experience within Information Technology Services, including project management, IT governance, policy/procedure development, change management, cybersecurity, and oversight of IT infrastructure, enterprise applications, web services, and client support. He also represented IT Services on the Destination Project Technical Committee and oversaw the network design/deployment and audio/visual commissioning in the Science Commons.

"Many of you have worked with Darren over the years and find him to be a passionate leader, and one who believes in collaboration across all units in order to achieve the strategic goals of the University. I look forward to working closer with Darren in his new role."

Darren is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree in 2001. He has also achieved various professional development certificates related to his responsibilities.