Some in higher ed assume that colleges and university information technology departments are simply tasked with fixing computer glitches and resetting passwords. But IT does far more than just “keep the lights running.” IT leaders are pioneering innovation in real-time, even if it means ruffling a few feathers along the way.
In this episode, we’re joined by Dave Johnston, Director of Information Technology at Mendocino College, and Andy Specht, Director of Information Technology Services at Allen Hancock College.
Dave and Andy talk about their first 90 days in IT leadership roles, keeping the human connection in technology, and their upcoming presentation at the CISOA 2023 Technology Summit.
Join us as we discuss:
- Becoming an accidental IT leader through attrition (2:22)
- Getting colleagues and cabinet members on board in innovation (20:06)
- An intentional focus on advancing projects with “10% time” (23:21)
Check out these resources we mentioned during the podcast:
- CISOA 2023 Technology Summit
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