Welcome Christy Campbell as our new Chief Information Technology Officer. Christy shared some of her thoughts and goals as she joins the FSCJ family.
Q. What are some current technology applications not currently utilized at FSCJ that you would like to implement?
A. Although I have not fully analyzed the enterprise architecture for providing systems and services to support the administrative and academic computing at FSCJ, I do know that higher education institutions are moving in several major directions that require new technology thought and innovation.
The new ERP Project (continued deployments through 2016 and 2017) will allow us to improve in consolidation of systems; information technology and business process standardization; and overall support and maintenance in Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Student Information Systems and Self Service, Budgeting and data analytics. These applications will provide consolidated reporting to allow FSCJ leaders the ability to make data-driven decisions at all levels of the institution and provide the College with a competitive advantage.
Another area is mobile computing. Our world is moving from eLearning (the use of electronic media, educational technology and information and communication technologies) to mLearning (learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices) at a rapid pace. Here at FSCJ, we need to focus on the needs of the learners through new and improved enterprise systems, applications, processes and services.
Q. With technology constantly evolving, how do you plan to keep FSCJ at the forefront?
A. To keep FSCJ at the forefront with constantly evolving technology, it is important to design a technology landscape for the College that includes forward thinking and planning of the computing architecture and applications to support the administrative and academic needs at the college.
Additionally, we’ll need to continue to build new skills, stay at the edge of emerging technologies and build the reputation of FSCJ as an innovative technology thought leader going forward.
Q. What technology trends do you see emerging now that could be an asset to FSCJ in the future?
A. I see the most significant technology trends emerging in the areas of mobile computing. This allows for computing anywhere and at any time which is critical for today’s learners. Allowing the learner to connect through a mobile device from school to professional and personal life and supporting the shift of education that include personal learning clouds and managed digital presences.
Q. What areas do you plan to focus your attention on first?
A. The first areas of focus will be to analyze the information Technology Services (ITS) organization at FSCJ. This will help me understand past and current success of ITS as well as provide opportunities for improvements in systems, processes, standardization, communications and overall Information Technology services at FSCJ.
Q. What advice/thoughts do you have for employees as you join FSCJ?
A. I am excited to join the FSCJ family and the Jacksonville community, working together we can continue to provide great services to our students, faculty and staff as well as identify new capabilities and educational technologies that enable FSCJ to stay at the forefront of higher education today and continue to grow and prosper into the future.
Q. When you were a child, what did you hope to be when you grew up?
A. When I was a child I wanted to work in a field that would allow me to help people. I had thought this would be in the medical or legal field, but during the technology boom in the 1990s led me down a technology path as I was pursuing my undergraduate in business management and later master’s degree in computer information sciences.
I have not changed that much over the years, I still help people and problem solve but accomplish this at more of a strategic level through the use of systems, applications, processes and services focus.
Q. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
A. When I have 30 minutes of free time outside of work, I usually try to stay connected with family and friends via text or talk. I have four sons, one in Florida and three in California, so staying connected and involved is important to me. Like many of you, I enjoy listening to good music, reading and a good movie or play from time to time.