Grove City College Vice President – Chief Information Officer Dr. Vincent F. DiStasi ’88 is a finalist for the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s CIO of the Year award.
DiStasi, a member of the College’s leadership team, oversees all aspects of technology on campus, from the HP laptop tablet computers that all students receive in their freshman year to big-picture strategic planning necessary to keep Grove City on the technological leading edge.
He is one of four finalists for the prestigious award in the education category. Finalists were nominated by peers, industry colleagues, staff, supervisors, business partners and customers and selected by the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group and a steering committee comprised of council member companies.
DiStasi says his goal as CIO is to provide an information technology environment that prepares students for careers, provides faculty with tools for teaching and allows the College to remain competitive.
“Our core business is to provide a learning environment where faculty and students can seamlessly work either individually or collaboratively. In order to do so as an IT organization we must look at all the moving parts and come up with solutions and not just individualized systems,” DiStasi said.
He was nominated in the education category by Rodney Thompson, senior account executive with All Lines Technology/LAN Tek, a leading provider of enterprise technology solutions and services headquartered in Warrendale, Pa. The company is the College’s IT services and HP hardware provider and works directly with DiStasi and his team.
“We have been working with Vince for 12 years now and knowing how much he has embraced information technology, it has been a pleasure to work with him and his whole team. Part of what I think makes Vince a little bit special is that he is not just a CIO by title only, he is involved in everything that is associated with IT for Grove City College,” Thompson said.
The final awardees will be announced at an event April 21 at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field.