Clark State names Matt Franz senior VP for technology, safety, strategic initiatives

Clark State Community College has appointed Matt Franz senior vice president for technology, safety, and strategic initiatives, according to a release from the college.

Franz began at the college in July 2013, and has served as the director of information technology, chief information officer, vice president of information technology, and vice president of information technology and emergency management, the release stated.

“I plan on continuing to learn, grow and help support Clark State in every way I can,” Franz said. “I’ve always loved organizational structures, governance and strategic analysis. I believe these strengths will help me be successful in supporting innovation in IT, growth in safety and security and finally working to ensure the strategic plan continues to be a foundational component of the work we do at Clark State.”

Franz said the new position aligns well with his professional and academic experience, and he hopes to use those experiences to help facilitate a culture of success and innovation within the areas he supervises, the release stated.

“Dr. Franz is a nationally-recognized leader who is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of technology and security on campus and will now add strategic planning to his portfolio,” Blondin said. “He has a proven track record of focusing all of his actions on student success, and our employees and students have benefited from his dedication.”

In this new role, Franz plans to continue to learn from colleagues and mentors and adapt and grow to meet the needs of students.

“At one point in my life, I was certain I never wanted to work in education,” he said. “Now, I cannot see myself doing anything else!”

Franz was recently named the 2020 Safety Leader of the Year by the Clark County Safety Council Steering Committee and appointed this past summer to the American Association of Community College’s (AACC) Commission on Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation.

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