New Director of Administrative Applications Appointed at Duquesne University
Robert Goffeney has been named director of administrative applications for the Duquesne University Computing and Technology Services (CTS), effective June 5, 2017.
As director of administrative applications, Goffeney will be responsible for the leadership and management of the database administration, applications development and web technology teams, which provide a wide range of solutions and services to the campus community.
“We are very pleased to have Bob join CTS and Duquesne,” said Chuck Bartel, assistant vice president and chief information officer at Duquesne. “Bob’s skills in vendor management, staff development and administrative applications, along with his corporate and higher ed experience, make him a great match for our current needs and future initiatives.”
Duquesne University CTS is responsible for developing and maintaining the University’s technological infrastructure, which includes wireless internet services, computer labs and printing, the e-mail server and the online information portal, among other entities.
“I’m very excited to be here. Duquesne has a unique mission statement and has a great location in a dynamic city,” Goffeney said. “The faculty and staff work together like no one else I have ever worked with. It’s clear they care about their students.”
The job hunt was a highly selective process for Goffeney, but he ultimately found interest in Duquesne University because of the campus size, location and culture.
“When I started looking more into Duquesne, I truly believed that a single person could have a material impact on the environment here,” Goffeney said.
Goffeney most recently served as director of information technology (IT) strategy and operations at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he was responsible for enterprise IT systems and services. While at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, he developed a five-year IT applications plan, implemented shared IT governance and institutionalized project management in the IT division, among other initiatives.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Goffeney served as both director of enterprise application services and senior director of enterprise systems at Eastern Michigan University.
Goffeney’s work in the private sector includes serving as director of business applications for Champion Enterprises and in various IT roles at TI Group Automotive Systems, Modis Professional Services and TRW Automotive Electronics.
A resident of Cranberry Township, Goffeney earned his B.S. in business administration with concentrations in information systems and industrial management from Lawrence Institute of Technology (now Lawrence Technological University) in 1983, before earning his MBA from Oakland University in 1988. He is a 2011 graduate of the EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program, which enhances leadership and communication skills within the IT field.
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