Walter W. Milligan


Chief Information Officer

  • PhD, MS, Materials Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Cincinnati


Walter W. Milligan was named Michigan Technological University’s first chief information officer in July 2006. The chief information officer has responsibility for the information technology, networking, and computing efforts on campus, as well as information security, compliance, and electronic business processes.

Milligan joined the Michigan Tech faculty as assistant professor of metallurgical engineering in 1989. He was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and professor of materials science and engineering in 1997. He was the recipient of Michigan Tech’s Research Award in 2001, and has held professional positions at GE Aircraft Engines, NASA-Lewis Research Center, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Centre d’Études Nucléaires de Grenoble (France), and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Milligan is currently the secretary of the board of directors of Merit Network, Inc., and is a past member of the board of directors of both ABET and the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.