Chris Lucas, CBRM
BRM Council Chair and Board Director
Christopher L. Lucas serves as a director in Penn State IT at The Pennsylvania State University where he leads a Business Relationship Management group, a Change Management team, and the University’s central IT professional development group. In this role he oversees the design, development, and implementation of large-scale strategic initiatives, which support the research, teaching, and business goals of the University. These initiatives are designed to support Penn State’s 96,000 students and 17,000 faculty and staff at 24 campus locations.
Committed to the overall development and growth of IT at Penn State, Lucas has served on several University-wide committees that have focused on Penn State’s teaching and learning with technology strategies, IT strategic planning, Service Management, IT Effectiveness, talent management, and performance management.
Lucas has spoken at several conferences including the EDUCAUSE Face-to-Face meeting, the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, the The New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference, the Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) annual conference, and the Lynda.com Learning Summit by LinkedIn.
He is a graduate of the EDUCAUSE Institute Learning Technology Leadership Program and has completed the IT Leadership Program (ITLP) by MOR Associates. Lucas holds the Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP) certification and is a Certified Business Relationship Manager (CBRM). He also holds certifications in ITIL Foundations, ITIL Strategy and Prosci’s Change Management Methodology. Lucas earned a Master of Education in Instructional Systems from The Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Communications Media.