Mark Fitzgerald is BYU–Hawaii’s new chief compliance officer in the Office of Compliance & Ethics, as well as overseeing the Purchasing Department. In this position, Fitzgerald will manage and oversee programs and activities for establishing standards and implementing procedures to help leaders and managers ensure the university’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Fitzgerald has worked in higher education information technology for over 25 years. Most recently, he worked as the chief information security officer at Boise State University where he had responsibility for IT compliance. He has also held positions such as executive director for the Office of Information Technology and director of customer care and academic technologies. He taught in the Master of Business Administration program at Boise State University. He also spent some of his early years of his career at BYU in Provo.
In some recent projects, Fitzgerald established and documented university compliance requirements and risk profile across all of university business at Boise State University. During the pandemic, he architected a million-dollar project supporting the transformation of 140 classrooms to virtual classrooms enabling virtual, hybrid, and synchronous classes.
Fitzgerald has a Master of Business Administration in information technology from Boise State University and a Bachelor of Arts in marketing communications from Brigham Young University in Provo. He has several certifications and associations, including being a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. He also had the privilege of teaching in the Boise State University MBA and Master of Cybersecurity programs.
Fitzgerald grew up in New York and served in the Colombia Cali Mission. He met his wife, April Hunter Fitzgerald, at BYU in Provo while in the BYU marching band. They enjoy music and theater. Together, they have three boys and one daughter.