Stephen Petchon

Steven Petchon named to Temple’s Gallery of Success.

A leader in computing, Steven Petchon has been named to Temple University’s Gallery of Success. A collaboration of Temple’s Office of Alumni Relations and Career Center, the honor recognizes outstanding alumni for their inspiring success.

Petchon credits his experiences in CST’s Department of Computer & Information Sciences for shaping his career and inspiring his philanthropy. Shortly after graduating from the Fox School of Business in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Petchon launched his 28-year career with Accenture, ultimately becoming a partner and senior executive responsible for technology competency. While a business student, Petchon was required to take a computer and information services class which prompted his interest in technology.

During his years at Accenture, Petchon was a senior executive in Accenture’s government operating group. He led their infrastructure consulting organization, systems integration center, and federal solution engineering practice. He was also the managing director for C4I for Accenture National Security Services, LLC, before his retirement. Since he retired from Accenture, Petchon has worked as an independent consultant.

In 2015, he created two endowments supporting the Computer & Information Sciences Department in the College of Science and Technology. The Petchon Family Computer and Information Science Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate who has demonstrated academic excellence in Computer & Information Science. The Steven Petchon ACM Endowment provides funding for activities of the Association for Computing Machinery chapter at Temple.