Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, is pleased to announce Dr. Andy Igonor has been named Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) within the College of College of Arts, Sciences & Technology.
The CIS academic unit is home to the faculty and staff who support students enrolled in six academic programs including B.S. in Computer Science; B.S. in Information Security; B.S. in Information Technology; B.S. in Management Information Sciences; B.S. in Web Development; and M.S. in Computer Science.
In his new role as Department Chair, Dr. Igonor will support the University’s efforts to amplify external relationships with employers who need knowledgeable and skilled employees in CIS related fields; engage constructively with Community College partners in assuring student accessibility and the ease of transfer of curriculum; examine curriculum in relation to market needs and requirements; introduce new curriculum when appropriate; consider new instructional modalities for CIS education that correspond with contemporary employment circumstances; and supervise faculty, staff, and all academic projects within the Department.
Dr. Igonor’s academic and professional career provides the experience necessary to lead the CIS Department. His experience includes over 15 years in information technology and project management roles in public and private sector organizations spanning 5 continents including Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America. He has worked on complex projects in the areas of information technology, information management; knowledge management; records management; education, learning and training; governance, strategy and corporate policy; business analysis and process modeling; information security and privacy. He has managed projects throughout their entire life cycles in a number of industries including government, education, telecommunications, finance, healthcare and consulting.
In his various roles as an academic chair, assistant professor, project manager, trainer and management consultant, Dr. Igonor has had the opportunity to conduct research, develop and inform strategies for organizations, identify learning and skills gaps in organizations, develop policies and standards to drive necessary change, develop communication plans and implement such solutions to benefit the organization. He has also lectured and presented at conferences and workshops globally.
Before joining Franklin, Dr. Igonor held the position of chair, business at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in information systems from the Bristol Business School, UK. He also holds a master’s degree in information science; a post graduate certificate in education (adult learning); a post graduate certificate in applied research; and a certificate in knowledge management. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is also certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.
Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.