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Vice President for Information Technology Named at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology has chosen an administrator with nearly three decades’ experience in information technology in higher education to serve as vice president for information technology/chief information officer.

A.J. Lacomba will begin his duties on May 1. His appointment was authorized Thursday by the Penn College Board of Directors.

He succeeds Mike Cunningham, who will retire in December, allowing for a smooth transition of IT leadership responsibilities during the remainder of 2017.

A.J. Lacomba
A.J. Lacomba

Lacomba comes to Penn College from SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, New York, where he was executive director, information technology services since 2015. Previously at SUNY Empire, he served as director, enterprise systems and infrastructure, information technology services.

He has also worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, as manager, information systems, School of Engineering; computer engineer, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering; and computer technician, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering.

Lacomba holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York, and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College.

At Penn College, Lacomba will be responsible for providing leadership and vision for the design, development and implementation of the college’s strategic plans for information technology. He will coordinate campuswide information technology planning with the Office of Instructional Technology, Academic Affairs school offices, administrative offices, the Madigan Library and Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College. He will also serve on President’s Council at the college.

“A.J. has considerable experience with information technology infrastructure, systems and equipment in higher education,” said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “As a college of technology, we welcome his innovative approach and look forward to his contributions in creating an IT environment that supports our academic and administrative functions and helps us fulfill our mission.”

For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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