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Penrose named associate director for the UIT Project Management Office

UIT is pleased to announce that John Penrose has been named the associate director for UIT’s Project Management Office (PMO). His start date was May 17, 2021. He replaces Jill Brinton, who is in the process of transitioning to retirement.

John Penrose, associate director, UIT Project Management Office

John Penrose, associate director, UIT Project Management Office

Penrose, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), brings more than 25 years of IT management experience to the position, including project management, strategic planning, portfolio management, software development, application support, and systems support. He previously served for 17 years as chief information officer of ARUP Laboratories, where he established the organization’s PMO. During Penrose’s tenure, ARUP became a premier national laboratory, providing services to the University of Utah Health and health systems across the country.

Penrose reports to Deputy Chief Information Officer Ken Pink.

“We’re excited to have John join our team,” Pink said. “We’re confident that his leadership experience in project management and elsewhere will be a tremendous asset as he guides our busy PMO into the future. Please join me in welcoming him aboard.”

UIT’s PMO manages hundreds of IT projects at any given time, primarily those that have been vetted and approved through the university's IT governance process and interim President Michael Good's Executive Leadership team.

Penrose holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in computer information systems from the University of Central Missouri. In addition to his PMP certification, he has completed management courses at Harvard Business School and the University of Utah.

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Last Updated: 5/26/21