Russell Kaufman oversees the Network Services, Media Services, and Campus Information Technology departments for Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus. His staff, comprised of Full-time, Part-time, and Student Assistants, oversee daily operations in support of the college’s mission of providing a high-quality teaching and learning experience. The Network Services department oversees campus information systems, Help Desk operations, classrooms, labs, and other learning spaces. They manage servers for file sharing, DNS, DHCP, printing, WDS, and Active Directory for more than 35,000 students and over 2,000 faculty and staff. The Media Services department supervises all aspects of media content creation, from photography and video production to social media and audio/video event support.
Being a leader in educational technology has allowed Russell to present at the Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando in 2006, 2007, and 2008 on the importance of digital integration in the classroom and how to manage a one-to-one, student-issued laptop environment. At the 21st Century Technology for Magnet Schools workshop in 2007, he talked about the changing face of the modern student. Most recently, he presented at the 2022 Association of Florida College’s annual conference.
Russell also serves as Trustee of The Lillie A. Schwarck Charitable Scholarship, where he is responsible for managing and carrying out the fiduciary responsibility and the purposes of the trust. The scholarship program provides financial assistance to Iowa students, covering tuition, books, and other expenses associated with college.
He served the community for eight years as a member of Broward County Public School’s Technology Advisory Committee, which provides strategic input and recommendations for the procurement and implementation of technology within the nation’s sixth-largest school system. During the COVID pandemic, his leadership at Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus won him the MDC Hero Award from the Miami Dade Foundation.
Russell also is an adjunct professor at Broward College and Miami Dade College. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Florida International University. He is a Business Administration Doctoral Candidate at Florida International University and completing a Fellowship at the University of Utah.