(Dallas) -- Members of the Dallas County Community College District's board of trustees approved the appointment of Timothy Marshall as DCCCD's first chief innovation officer on Tues., March 1, during their regular monthly meeting. The recommendation was made by Dr. Joe May, the district's chancellor.
Marshall, who currently serves as vice chancellor of institutional intelligence and technology for the Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, has more than 25 years of experience in executive management, as well as consulting experience in education and other industries.
"I am pleased to welcome Timothy Marshall to the DCCCD family," said May. "Tim is known for crafting creative solutions that solve complex business and technology issues. He knows how to use research methods, objective reasoning and logic to make decisions."
May added, "As our world becomes more complex and as technology continues to drive that process, we need an individual who can strategically lead our efforts to use technology to serve our students and our communities. As DCCCD's first CIO, Timothy Marshall will provide that leadership."
Marshall said, "I am elated about joining the great team at DCCCD and to be associated with the wonderful programs already in place at the colleges and the district. I look forward to learning more about the organization and to adding my talents and expertise to the group."
He added, "I am a former community college student, and the decision I made to attend night school at a community college as a young adult was the most important one of my life. I owe my success to the faculty and staff who helped me discover my passion and who mentored me along the way."
Marshall explained the role that technology plays in higher education and why it is important.
"Technology plays three major roles in higher education. First, we can use technology to make accessing our colleges easier, from recruitment through graduation. Second, technology can be used to enhance the academic environment by delivering content and instruction using innovative ways. Third, technology can extend the reach of DCCCD with state, national and global partners and with other educational entities, businesses and organizations -- all to the benefit of students," he said.
Marshall added, "I am excited about Dr. May's and the district's approach to an integrated higher education network. Community colleges have a unique place in our country's educational infrastructure, where we already work with school districts, universities and corporations. Using that infrastructure as our baseline, we should craft environments and programs that make it easier for students to transition between levels and to provide more opportunities for citizens to raise their standard of living through education. My vision is to combine that talent with technology to move these opportunities forward."
Before he joined Tarrant County College District, Marshall service as chief information officer/senior executive director for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Fla.; CIO, vice president of technical services and senior services architect for Sungard Higher Education in Maitland, Fla.; and a number of other positions at institutions including Eastern Florida State College (fomerly Brevard Community College), the Educational Community Credit Union (Jacksonville, Fla.); Jacksonville University (Fla.); Goucher College (Md.); the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Westinghouse Defense and Electronics Systems Center (Md.).
He expects to complete his doctorate in education from the American College of Education in 2018 and has earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer information systems and management information systems, respectively, from the University of Baltimore. He also holds several professional certificates in his field.
Marshall has earned a number of honors and awards, most recently including the Chancellor's Excellence Award from TCCD in 2015 (third quarter); the LaserFiche Run Smarter Award in 2014; the MCCi Excellence Award in 2014; and many others.
For more information, contact Ann Hatch in the DCCCD office of public and governmental affairs at 214-378-1819 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.