Harford Community College announces the appointment of Dr. Thomas Franza to the position of Chief Information Officer. Dr. Franza joined the College on October 14, 2013.

Prior to coming to Harford, Dr. Franza was the Director of Academic Information Services at Dowling College (Oakdale, NY), a position he held since 2000. He was concurrently serving as an adjunct associate professor of Computer Information Services (CIS) where he was 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 included adjunct assistant professor of CIS, desktop support specialist/help desk coordinator, and network administrator.

He earned a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Technology Systems Management with a concentration in Educational Computing from the State University of New York, as well as an M.B.A. in General Management and Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Dowling College.

He became Network+ Certified – CompTIA in September 2012.