Arthur elected president of IT association

Matthew Arthur, director of incident communications solutions, has been named president-elect of the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA).

Arthur, who will serve as president-elect of ACUTA in 2009-2010, will be president in 2010-11.


“ACUTA has always been a great resource for Washington University and higher education as a whole,” Arthur said. “As president-elect and then president beginning in April 2010, it will be an exciting opportunity for me to enhance and enlarge that relationship in ways that will bring significant benefits to campus.”

Arthur, who has been at the University since 1988, oversees campus emergency communications systems. Before being named incident communications director in 2008, Arthur had served in various director roles in Information Services & Technology.

Arthur earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Florida in 1980 and a master’s degree in international relations at WUSTL in 1990.

Arthur also served in the U.S. Army, retiring as command sergeant major in 2004.

ACUTA is an international educational association that supports higher education information communications technology professionals. ACUTA represents nearly 2,000 individuals at approximately 780 institutions.