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    Pacific Selects New Chief Information Officer

    Dec 6, 2010

    University of the Pacific announced today the appointment of a new Chief Information Officer. Malik Rahman, the current CIO and associate vice president for Information Technology Services at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N. C., will assume responsibility for Pacific's Office of Information Technology on Feb. 1, 2011.

    Malik RahmanAs Pacific's CIO, he will provide technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the University-wide information technology programs. The CIO will lead the University in strategic planning for technology and expansion of the University's information systems. The CIO also has overall responsibility for computing in support of research and for incorporating technology into education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    "We are pleased that Malik Rahman will be our next CIO and look forward to working with him on a number of projects," said Mary Lou Lackey, vice president and secretary to the Board of Regents. "While we had a number of strong candidates, Rahman's track record of working collaboratively, being responsive to the academic community, nurturing a climate of trust and collegiality at Piedmont really impressed the search committee and the campus communities. He demonstrates the type of team work we value at Pacific."

    Rahman was unanimously selected by a search committee comprised of representatives from Pacific's campuses in Stockton, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

    Rahman has been at Central Piedmont Community College for nearly 14 years. Among his accomplishments during his tenure were implementing analytics based decision support systems, transitioning the College television station to digital, integrating technologies to streamline services to students, promoting sustainability through technology initiatives, furnishing a new dental laboratory with state-of-the-art technology and technology enabling classrooms at six campuses. Under his leadership, Central Piedmont Community College won recognition from the Center for Digital Education among top-ranked colleges for technological innovation.

    He also served on a statewide commission to select new Enterprise Resource Planning systems for all 58 state colleges in North Carolina and currently serves on Google's Customer Advisory Board for Higher Education.

    Rahman holds a bachelor of science in engineering and a master of business administration from University of Hartford. Prior to his appointment at Central Piedmont, he was Executive Director, Information Services, at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.