Damien Cooper serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and provides leadership and direction for University-wide IT strategies and initiatives to meet the complex needs of the University. Mr. Cooper is a hands-on IT executive with a successful record of leading the design and development of emerging technology products, improving processes and procedures to drive efficiency, and scaling IT infrastructure in higher education. His diverse background includes experience in software engineering, user experience, innovation, network operations, quality assurance and leadership in all aspects of IT operations. Mr. Cooper previously served as the Chief Technical Officer at Western Governors University (WGU), where he managed the transformation and performance of IT systems to support student enrollment growth of more than 400% in four years. Prior to WGU he held vice president roles at Kaplan, Inc. and served as the Director of Development at Career Education Corp.