Trisha Clay


Patricia Clay (Trisha) is a strategic Information Technology leader specializing in a holistic approach to Higher Education technology. She focuses on using technology for an inclusive environment that fosters student success. She leads information technology at Hudson County Community College, including all aspects of user support, infrastructure, collaboration, immersive video, classroom technology, and enterprise applications. Before joining the HCCC team, Ms. Clay was the Director of Information Technology for DeSales University, a private, 4-year institution of higher education. There she managed all aspects of the Information Technology landscape, including networking, servers, computer hardware and software, information security, and enterprise-level applications. She ensures a collaborative, student-centered, person-focused technology strategy in a complex environment. Ms. Clay earned her Master’s of Business Administration with Project Management concentration from DeSales University. She is co-chair of the EDUCAUSE HEISC, and a long-time member of the HEISC Awareness and Training Working Group. She is a frequent presenter at local and regional conferences.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • March 2020: Making Phishing Attacks History!
    • Blog

    Campus privacy and security professionals can adapt these materials to promote a better understanding of the most common social engineering attack vectors that are affecting higher education.

  • November 2018: Shop Safe Online, Even on Black Friday!
    • Blog

    This post is part of a larger campaign designed to support security professionals and IT communicators as they develop or enhance their security awareness plans. View all 12 monthly blog posts with ready-made content by visiting our security awareness resource page.

  • January 2017: Keep What's Private, Private
    • Blog

    This Campus Security Awareness Campaign 2017 post is one of twelve blogs with ready-made content designed to support information security professionals and IT communicators as they develop or enhance their security awareness campaigns. The January topic focuses on how end users can protect their privacy online.

EDUCAUSE Presentations