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Laureate Program


The Fordham IT Laureate Program 

Fordham University, and Fordham IT alike, are committed to “the discovery of Wisdom and the transmission of Learning,” through research and education to the development of leadership in a global society. 

“Leadership holds a moral imperative to grow and develop persons to the best of their ability and within an institution and its Mission,” said University VP and CIO Dr. Frank J. Sirianni.

To that point, The Fordham IT Laureate Program is a professional leadership development program designed for select Fordham IT staff. The program’s end goal is to produce capable and empowered individuals throughout Fordham IT who can exercise day-to-day leadership in their current positions to positively impact Fordham IT and the University. Launched in February 2012, the group will meet twice monthly over the next 18 months. View program description for detailed information.

Participation is open to all levels of Fordham IT staff.  Interested staff submit written applications that describe how they think participation will contribute to both their own personal and professional growth, and the strategic missions of Fordham IT and the University.  Selection is made solely by the CIO based on these written applications.
Congratulations to the 2014 IT Laureate class! Members include:

Daniel Balan, Virtualization Specialist
Stafford Davis, Technology Manager/Smart Classrooms
Miguel De la Cruz, User Support Specialist
Giovanni De Marinis, Business Intelligence Analyst
Scott Messing, IT Security Engineer  
William Shuriff, Director of IT Customer Care
Kanchan Thaokar, Instructional Technologist
David Whitney, Director of Computer Services
Dr. Joseph Sclafani, Executive Consultant to VP/CIO, who is the team facilitator, mentor & guru.

The IT Laureate Program encourages learning about new management styles, models of engagement, project management and working collaboratively between varying departmental divisions.

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