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Mark Fitzgerald Named Chief Compliance Officer

Brigham Young University–Hawaii Administrative Vice President Steve Tueller has named Mark Fitzgerald as the new chief compliance officer in the Office of Compliance & Ethics. 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.

Portrait of Mark Fitzgerald

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.

"I am grateful to welcome Mark Fitzgerald to our BYU–Hawaii Ohana," said Tueller. "He is a great talent who will bless our campus with his curiosity, love for learning, and high energy. He has led efforts to improve the student experience and evaluates change in the context of how it will affect students. His perspective will be very valuable to us as we move the work of the university forward to accomplish its mission."

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 is also a Diane P. Balsestri Scholar and part of the Jane N. Ryland Fellowship. He also has several certifications and associations, including being a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

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 an theater. Together, they have three boys and one daughter.

Effective July 6, Fitzgerald will replace David Galloway, who will retire from BYU–Hawaii on June 30 after four and half years as an employee. Just prior to his employment David and his wife Barbara served as senior missionaries at BYU–Hawaii. “David has been instrumental in creating the Office of Compliance & Ethics and BYU–Hawaii,” said Tueller. “He has been a great asset to us and we will miss his wisdom and leadership. We wish him well in the next phase of his life.”