Smaller institutions have their own sets of challenges and opportunities around using technology to effectively carry out their missions.
Kevin Brassard is the Interim Deputy Chief Information and Security Officer at Central Connecticut State University.
Prior to joining his current institution, Kevin was the Chief Information Officer at Nichols College from 2005-2020.
From February 2012 through June 2013, Kevin also held the position of Associate Vice President for Graduate & Professional Studies, responsible for recruitment, marketing, advising, academic, and online services for the evening and online division of the college.
Kevin has over 30 years of experience in information technology, spanning industries such as high tech manufacturing, managed health care, and auto parts manufacturing.
During his time at Nichols College, Kevin has lead the implementation of a new student information system, a customer relationship management system, a document imaging system, a new fundraising application, several iterations of web site redesign projects, and many other applications. All of these initiatives have lead to transformative changes in the academic environment and operations at the college.
In the fall of 2016, Kevin assumed responsibility for leading the Institutional Research and Reporting function at the college. With this new responsibility, Kevin oversaw the requirements definition and development of a new data warehouse, and the hiring of a new IRR Director with the skills to leverage this new source of longitudinal data to the benefit of the college. A result of the integration of the IRR function into IT is the blossoming of a predictive analytics initiative in collaboration with Admissions and Student Retention.
Kevin has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Western New England University, and an M.S. degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University.
Kevin has been a member of the NERCOMP Board of Directors since 2014, serving as the Chair from 2019-2021. Kevin has also served many roles in support of the NERCOMP Annual Conference; including Committee Chairman, Vice Chairman, Track Lead, and general committee member. Kevin has also lead and participated in several full-day professional development seminars coordinated by NERCOMP.
Smaller institutions have a unique set of challenges when planning and effective IT strategy. In this podcast, IT leaders from several small colleges discuss how to develop a technology implementation plan that scaffolds and leverages technology investments to show results