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New Director of Technology and TeleProductions

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 Kent State College Announces New Director of Technology and TeleProductions

The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University named Mark Bussey its new director of technology and TeleProductions.

 Bussey fills the post immediately as the college replaces John Butte, the former director of TeleProductions who joined the School of Journalism and Mass Communication earlier this fall as its practitioner-in-residence. The technology responsibilities are new to the expanded position.

 In his announcement of the appointment, Stanley T. Wearden, Ph.D., dean of the College of Communication and Information, said, "Mark has years of experience in developing and implementing strategy for computing technology at large governmental agencies, school districts and universities. He can use this knowledge to manage TeleProductions and technology operations in information systems, infrastructure and academic computing. I'm eager to get him started on a technology audit so we can continue to provide state-of-the-art equipment for our students."

 Bussey holds both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is a Ph.D. candidate in educational technology at the University of Toledo. He is certified as a Microsoft Systems Engineer + Internet (MCSE+I) and Novell Systems Engineer (CNE). His areas of expertise include strategic planning, disaster recovery, business continuity, virtualization, voice and data communication, data center operations and infrastructure design and implementation.

 Bussey's extensive professional background boasts time at Franklin County Children Services, Akron Public Schools, the University of Toledo, East Cleveland City Schools, the Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland Board of Education and the Ohio Lottery Commission.

 "I aim to develop a standardized but strategic, efficient and cost-sensitive plan to integrate our technologies across the college," Bussey said. "We need to be tactical in our technology purchases and uses so our students benefit from our expertise in both the TeleProductions and technology areas."

 Bussey is a resident of Canton, Ohio.