HCC appoints Dr. Thomas Franza as CIO

  • Dr. Thomas Franza has been appointed chief information officer at Harford Community College.
Dr. Thomas Franza has been appointed chief information officer…
November 04, 2013

Dr. Thomas Franza has been appointed to the position of chief information officer at Harford Community College, which he joined on Oct. 14.

Prior to coming to Harford, Dr. Franza was the director of academic information services at Dowling College (Oakdale, N.Y.), a position he held since 2000. He was concurrently serving as an adjunct associate professor of computer information services (CIS), teaching a graduate level online class, Quantitative Methods in Business.

During his years as director, he provided vision, managed and directed staff and found ways to save the college money through training opportunities and departmental restructuring. Among his many responsibilities was overseeing the management, maintenance and upgrade of all college-wide network infrastructure.

Other positions he held at Dowling include adjunct assistant professor of CIS, desktop support specialist/help desk coordinator, and network administrator.

He earned a bachelor of science in computer science and an master of science in technology systems management with a concentration in educational computing from the State University of New York, as well as an MBA in general management and Ed.D. in educational administration from Dowling College.

He became Network+ Certified – CompTIA in September 2012.

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