Larry Essary joined Campbell Law School as the Director of Information Technology on August 5, 2013. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the information technology field, including capital budgeting and project management, strategic planning and risk management, and continuous process improvement.
Essary joined Campbell Law following a three-year stint as the Chief Information Officer at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C. At Peace, he directed all information technology resource planning, budgeting, and operational initiatives for the growing university, including an operating budget of more than one million dollars. In addition to rebuilding the entire campus-wide technological infrastructure, Essary and his staff were responsible for more than 50 hardware and software systems located on campus, as well as nine host sites.
From 1991-2006 Essary served as the Director of Information Technology for Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business in Waco, Texas, providing technology leadership for more than 150 faculty and staff, and more than 3,000 students. Before that he worked as a senior software engineer for E-Systems, Inc. in Garland, Texas.
Essary holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MBA, with a concentration in Management Information Systems, from Baylor University. He resides in Raleigh with his wife, former Campbell Law dean and current professor, Melissa. They have two daughters, Amber and Rachel.