WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert J. Casciero has been named Dean of Information Technology and Learning Resources at the University of the District of Columbia. Since 2000, Casciero has led the university's Learning Resources Division, and he has served in various capacities within the institution since 1978.
"Al Casciero is a proven leader in our institution," said UDC President Dr. Allen L. Sessoms. "His expertise in technology will help us integrate new systems as we continue building UDC into a great state university."
One of Casciero's immediate priorities is to integrate the Banner Information System, a comprehensive computer information system that contains information on courses, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Components of the Banner system include student, financial aid, finance, human resources, and alumni.
The objective of this appointment is to integrate, under a single management structure, services that depend on new technology to support many academic and administrative functions. Combining under one umbrella the management of digital collections to support teaching and learning, the provision of user services to access such information, the safeguarding of our distance learning portal, the establishment of an enhanced student information and financial management system, with the technology infrastructure to facilitate all these functions is our aim.
Originally from Argentina, Dean Casciero earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the City College of New York and an M.A. in Educational Technology and Media Systems from Columbia University.
As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the University of the District of Columbia (David A. Clarke School of Law, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and the Community College of the District of Columbia.
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SOURCE University of the District of Columbia