IT Senior Leadership Team

 

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Robin Crew

Chief of Operations for the Division of IT & Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Information Technology

Robin Crew joined the campus in November 2010 as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Information Technology following six years of service at the CSU Chancellor’s Office. In her dual role as Chief of Operations for the Division of IT & Executive Assistant to the VPIT, Robin serves as the liaison for the VPIT and she provides oversight of divisional operations and human resources. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton, she is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Sociology. 

 

Rommel Hidalgo

Rommel Hidalgo

Associate Vice President for Information Technology/Innovation Officer 

As the Associate Vice President for Information Technology/Innovation Officer, Rommel is responsible for fostering and maintaining a culture of innovation and knowledge sharing throughout the campus. Prior to his appointment, Rommel returned to Guam after nearly 16 years of service at Cal State Fullerton to help transform IT at UoG and to implement the Trans-Pacific Guam Open Research & Education eXchange (GOREX - gorex.uog.edu ).  As of January 2018, with the help of the University of Hawai'i system, the island of Guam is now connected to the global research and education networking fabric at an ultra-high-speed of 100 Gigabits per second.  He is the Principal Investigator in a National Science Foundation Campus CyberInfrastructure Network Design award and a collaborator in Guam's NSF EPSCoR - Guam Ecosystems Collaboratorium project. These initiatives have resulted in improved availability of the mission-critical services to the UoG community.  

Rommel is a first generation student of both the University of Guam and the California State University, Fullerton.  He holds a BA in Psychology and an MBA from the University of Guam and a Master of Science degree in Management Science/Information Systems from CSU Fullerton.  He is also a 2010 graduate of the Cal State Fullerton Leadership Development Program initiative created by the late President Milton A. Gordon.  

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Berhanu Tadesse

Associate Vice President for Information Technology/Academic Technology  Services

Berhanu Tadesse joined the campus in August 2011 and he is currently the Associate Vice President for Information Technology/Academic Technology Services. His education includes a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MS in Information Technology from CSU Fullerton. In addition, he is a member of the CIO Executive Council Pathway Leadership development program and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certifications. At CSU Fullerton his responsibilities include audio visual project management and audio visual technology support; college support services, classroom technology support and oversight of the information security office. Through collaborative efforts with different campus constituents, Berhanu has led the telephone systems upgrade, the institution of Digital Print Services in the library, the Data Center power and cooling upgrade, server and storage infrastructure upgrades, campus wired and wireless network infrastructure upgrade, the consolidation of servers into the campus Data Center, and the disaster recovery site setup for critical IT services at CSU Sacramento. These initiatives have resulted in improved availability of the mission critical services to the campus community. Prior to joining CSU Fullerton, Berhanu served as the Director of Infrastructure Services at the CSU Chancellor's Office. He came to the CSU after several years of technical management and leadership roles in private industry.

 

Willie Peng

Willie Peng

Assistant Vice President for Information Technology/Infrastructure Services

Willie Peng is the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology/Infrastructure Services.  In this role, Willie is responsible for leading the enterprise IT infrastructure, telecommunications, and data center department. 

Willie has played an integral part in providing strategic direction to senior leadership in technology and leading innovative projects to improve IT operations. Some of the projects Willie has worked on include the campus wide virtual infrastructure, the implementation of the first campus wide network security, the campus wide wireless upgrade, and most recently, the implementation of the Modular Data Center. He is the Co-Principal Investigator in a Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Army grant titled Next Generation High- Performance Computing Cluster for Research and Teaching at a Primarily Undergraduate Hispanic Serving Institution (contract W911NF-21-1-0266).

Willie holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with an emphasis in Software Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. Since joining the campus community in 1995, Willie has demonstrated his expertise in leadership, collaborating with various campus constituents, engineering, designing and supporting networks and systems. He has had many different roles including Senior Network Analyst and Infrastructure Services Lead. In addition, he has intermittently taught various computer science courses at Cal State Fullerton, including Unix Operating Systems, Foundations of Software Engineering and Computer Communications. 

 

Joe Luzzi

Joe Luzzi

Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Applications

Joe Luzzi is the Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Applications and has over 24 years of experience in CSU Fullerton’s Information Technology division.  He has diverse skills, experience, and knowledge of most software applications past and present at CSU Fullerton.  His knowledge of the CMS Project is vast as he has been involved in the project since its introduction to the campus in 2004.  Joe’s worked on many major projects including Touch Screen Kiosks, Voice Registration, and Titan Online.  Joe earned both a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree in Computer Science at CSU Fullerton.