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Vice President for Information Technology

Praveen Panchal became the vice president for information technology and chief information officer in July 2012.  Mr. Panchal, who is a CCNY alumnus, came to City College from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he had been chief information officer since 2006.

As John Jay's chief information officer, Mr. Panchal developed a technological roadmap aligned with that institution's visions and strategic priorities to support excellence in learning, teaching, research and administration. He collaborated with leaders across the campus and beyond to ensure that these priorities were adequately supported and achieved through the use of existing and emerging technologies.

Mr. Panchal was responsible for planning, designing and managing the construction of a new data center, network infrastructure, smart classrooms and peripheral technology for John Jay's new academic center, as well as coordinating the move into the facility. He also served as campus lead for implementation of the CUNYfirst enterprise resource planning solution.

Mr. Panchal joined John Jay from Hostos Community College, where he served as executive director/director of information technology and assistant vice president of information technology. Earlier in his career, he held positions with the New York City School Construction Authority and New York City Department of Education.

A resident of New Hyde Park, N.Y., Mr. Panchal holds an MS in computer science from The City College of New York and an MBA in finance and investments from Baruch College. In addition, he has a BS in electrical engineering from University of Calicut in India.

Praveen Panchal

North Academic Center

Room 4/225E

160 Convent Avenue

New York, NY  10031

p:  212.650.7775

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