Henry “Hank” Glaspie ’05MS ’14MS ’18PhD has been selected as interim deputy chief information officer for planning and operations in UCF’s Office of the CIO.

Glaspie most recently served as the cyber risk and compliance program manager in the UCF Office of Research. He also has been the director of information technology for the UCF College of Medicine and the IT manager for the UCF Foundation.

In making the appointment, Matt Hall, UCF vice president for Information Technology and CIO, says Glaspie’s extensive IT background and more than 25 years of leadership experience at UCF and elsewhere made him a strong choice. Glaspie’s previous roles outside UCF include serving with the College of Central Florida as associate vice president of information technology and CIO; the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, as director of information technology; and the University of Hawaii as director of information technology.

Glaspie also served for eight years as a U.S. Naval officer in logistics support.

“Dr. Glaspie is critical to planning the future of information technology at UCF,” Hall says. “He’s a veteran of UCF, a Navy veteran, and possesses an amazing personality that brings people together in a consensus-building and collaborative way.”

Glaspie earned a B.S. degree in information engineering technology from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. in applied mathematics from Hampton University. He has earned three graduate degrees and a graduate certification from UCF: a Ph.D. in modeling and simulation, master’s degrees in modeling and simulation and industrial engineering, and a graduate certificate in computer forensics and digital security.

Glaspie says he looks forward to working cross-departmentally and establishing relationships throughout the university to help improve technology and the customer experience across campus, particularly for students and the faculty and staff.

“UCF has been a shining example across higher education with how we have grown the educational and research missions before and during the pandemic,” Glaspie says. “I am hoping to work with our talented campus community and leverage the achievements in technology to help UCF meet and exceed its goals.”