Cal State San Bernardino has named Samuel Sudhakar as the university’s new vice president for information and technology and chief information officer.
Sudhakar, who currently serves as vice president of administrative services and chief information officer at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill., will start on Aug. 15, said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales.
“We’re proud to welcome Sam to the university. He has shown strong leadership and helped Sandburg College become the leader in the nation in digital technology,” Morales said.
Under his leadership, Carl Sandburg College was named No. 1 in the nation for digital technology among community colleges its size with a school population under 5,000 and has been named to the top 10 in that category for each of the past six years.
Sudhakar takes the place of Lorraine Frost, who served as interim vice president of the division and chief information officer since 2010.
“Lorraine has admirably supported the university,” Morales said. “She has been an important member of my leadership team this year, serving as a strong advocate for IT and the role it plays in supporting student success. She deserves our collective thanks and appreciation.”
Sudhakar has also overseen the college’s business services, information and communications technology, the campus library and several other key administrative areas at Carl Sandburg College since 2008.
He also served in key leadership roles on numerous committees and councils, including the Association of Community Colleges for Electronic Sharing and the Illinois Community College Council of Administrators Technology Commission.
Sudhakar earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from Bharathiar University in Coimbatore, India, and his master’s degree in management and information systems from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he was a merit scholar. He went on to earn his doctorate in business administration from Northcentral University in Prescott, Ariz.
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