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John M. Lutz, A.B.

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Interim Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations

John M Lutz is vice chancellor for information technology and interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at Vanderbilt University. Lutz is the senior technology leader for the university and is responsible for the IT infrastructure and application management across all of Vanderbilt’s academic and administrative groups. As interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, he is responsible for leading efforts to build philanthropic support for the university’s mission and for enhancing engagement with Vanderbilt’s more than 136,000 alumni across the globe.

Lutz joined Vanderbilt in April 2013 after serving as president of IBM Canada, where he was responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the IBM organization in Canada.

He started his career with IBM in 1984 after interning at the T.J. Watson Research Center. Over his 29 years at IBM, he held a wide variety of positions including roles as general manager of IBM’s Global Financial Services Sector and as executive assistant to IBM Chairman and CEO, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. 

A native of southern Ohio, Lutz holds an A.B. magna cum laude, in computer science and linguistics from Harvard.