Steve Fabiani, newly appointed vice president and chief information officer at Colgate

Steve Fabiani, associate chief information officer at Haverford College, will join the Colgate senior staff as vice president and chief information officer, effective August 15, 2016.

Fabiani comes to Colgate with more than 16 years of experience in higher education technology leadership. At Haverford, he built partnerships with and among colleagues and senior leaders in working on major campus initiatives, including a capital IT infrastructure plan that improved essential services such as wireless networking and classroom technology. He led the evaluation of new software for finance, human resources, and event scheduling functions; and implemented innovative systems, including a new virtual lab for students and faculty.

His approach to community input and transparent governance helped Haverford to steward institutional resources, align the IT department’s priorities with the institutional mission, and improve both baseline services and opportunities for creative use of technology.

“I am thrilled to be joining Colgate,” said Fabiani. “Everyone I have met has been generous of spirit and excited about the work they are doing. I am looking forward to working with the ITS staff to take Colgate IT to the next level, and I am confident that we are going to make great partners.”

Prior to Haverford, Fabiani served as executive director of academic computing at LaSalle University and director of classroom technology and technology training services at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he held a variety of leadership roles, including oversight of instructional technology in more than 220 classrooms, and served on the team that developed the first information commons at the university’s Van Pelt Library.

Fabiani’s early career was in broadcast communication at Metro Networks, a division of Westwood One Radio in Philadelphia, and in education, as a teacher and information technology manager at St. Francis Xavier and Gesu schools, Philadelphia. He holds an MS in educational technology from St. Joseph’s University and a BA in communication from Temple University. A 2012 fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute, he has also completed human resource management certificate courses as well as postgraduate coursework in human development, both at Penn.

“Steve brings a strong record of expertise and leadership at a variety of higher education institutions, and he expressed a sincere desire to apply that experience to the liberal arts environment, Colgate in particular,” said Interim President Jill Harsin. “We look forward to welcoming Steve into the Colgate community.”