Geneva, N.Y.—President Mark Gearan has announced the appointment of Brian Young to the position of vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Young is the first to hold such a position at the Colleges. The position was created to provide leadership in the development, advancement, and integration of information technology (IT) resources at the Colleges. In his position Young will oversee strategic planning for IT support and systems, telecommunications, and management of IT facilities. He will collaborate with faculty, administration, students, and library personnel in order to develop policies and programs that ensure the continued development and innovation of computing capabilities for the campus community.
Young previously served as chief technologist, assistant director of the Learning Village, and executive consultant on university technologies at the University of Dayton. While at Dayton, he was the project management team leader in a multi-million dollar campus technology project called the Learning Village, which earned Dayton national acclaim. His love for service and volunteering has involved him with such projects as wiring the Dayton Public School system and connecting childrens' hospitals around the country with two-way video and Internet connections so that kids in one hospital can see, hear, and play with kids in another hospital.
Young is working towards a Ph.D. in public policy and technology, and hopes to finish his course work at Syracuse University. He holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Dayton and a bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College. Young has spoken frequently on contemporary issues in the intersection of education and technology at Educause and other organizations. His publications include “How to Deploy a Fair and Acceptable Use Policy: A Blue Print to Success,” in Educause and “Napster: An Engineered Solution vs. an Educational Solution” for the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtables of the American Association of Higher Education.
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