Cybersecurity Lab Named in Memory of Maple

Posted on 5/5/2016 2:50:44 PM

At its May 2016 meeting, the IUP Council of Trustees voted to honor the memory of a cofounder of the Department of Computer Science and recognize philanthropic gifts for scholarship support by naming the cybersecurity lab for James H. Maple.

James H MapleThe late Maple, who joined the university’s Mathematics Department in 1964 and cofounded the Computer Science Department in 1971, retired from teaching in 1994.

His son, James E. Maple ’86, and the Maple Family Foundation established a scholarship in his memory in 2011 and have committed to continue to support scholarships for students.

IUP’s Computer Science Department is designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, and the department’s cybersecurity lab is a key component of that designation.

“The Computer Science Department’s success is directly tied to Professor Maple’s vision, and his family’s decision to invest in scholarships for students who also benefit from that vision is something to celebrate,” said Bill Speidel, vice president for University Advancement. “We are most grateful to Jim Maple and the family for creating wonderful opportunities for our students.”

In photo: James H. Maple, courtesy of IUP Magazine, Fall-Winter, 1990 edition