Lehman College has appointed two new vice presidents to its senior administration. Ronald M. Bergmann, First Deputy Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), will become the College’s Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, and Vincent W. Clark, a senior executive in the New York City Department of Education, its Vice President for Administration and Finance. Both appointments were approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees at its meeting on June 28.
In his new position, Bergmann will work to fully integrate all the College’s technology and IT services, including one of the largest program of online courses in The City University of New York and a new $16 million Multimedia Center. A veteran of more than 30 years in New York City government, he was selected by Government Technology Magazine in 2006 as one of the nation’s top 25 individuals to redefine and advance technology’s role in government and society.
For more than 20 years, Clark has worked to provide comprehensive business and administrative services to NYC public schools. Currently, as the DOE’s Senior Chief Executive for Field Services and as Chief Executive Officer of its Community Learning Support Organization, he supports 270 schools throughout the five boroughs. He also helped to establish the Integrated Service Centers, which provided business and ancillary support to some 1400 schools, and was Deputy Superintendent of Operations in District Nine in the Bronx.
“The extensive experience of both these administrators in the public sector, working specifically in New York City, will help us continue to advance Lehman College as a leading institution of higher learning,” said Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández.
Neither are strangers to the CUNY system. Bergmann developed the Citywide Information Technology Internship program, which provides CUNY students with valuable work experience as high-caliber interns for City agencies, and Clark is an alumnus of both LaGuardia Community College and York College and has been an adjunct professor in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College.
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