Larry Essary

Director of Information Technology
Information Technology Services
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Office Location:
Raleigh Campus
Room 443
Mailing Address:
225 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603


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.

As Director of Information Technology Essary and his staff oversee and coordinate the law school’s entire technological infrastructure, and address faculty, staff, and students concerns.

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 also responsible for more than 50 hardware and software systems located on campus, as well as nine host sites.

Prior to Peace, Essary handled special technology projects for Campbell University, including Campbell Law, the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. He also assisted in the management of major changes to the University’s ERP system by consulting with department heads and acting as a liaison to the vendor.

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 and a master’s degree in 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.