UVU Taps New Dean For The College Of Technology & Computing
May 24, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert
Written by: Mike Rigert
Utah Valley University is pleased to announce that Michael J. Savoie has been appointed as the dean of the College of Technology & Computing, effective July 1. Savoie comes from the University of Texas, Dallas, where he served as director of the Center for Information Technology and Management in the School of Management and director of E-Business Initiatives.
Savoie has also taught at the University of Dallas, Southern Methodist University, the University of New Orleans and the University of Tampa. His research focuses on wrapping the business case around new and emerging technologies and the role of information technology in organizational transformation. Savoie has 25 years experience in executive management, information systems, engineering and operations management.
“I am looking forward to Dr. Savoie’s collaboration to take the College of Technology & Computing to the next level of achievement,” said Ian Wilson, UVU’s vice president for academic affairs. “Dr. Savoie brings a wealth of academic and private sector experience that will be a boon both to the college and its students.”
Savoie is also an internationally recognized public speaker, serves as a consultant to numerous startup companies and currently works as an adviser to federal, state and local governments. As founder of the University of Texas Dallas’ Center for Information and Technology, Savoie has raised over $3 million in donations.
“UVU is a unique educational opportunity,” Savoie said. “Most schools jettison their community college roots when they become a four-year institution. But UVU has all the technology and certificate programs of a community college, combined with the higher-level degrees of a larger university. I believe the future of education lies in creating these kinds of institutions.”
Savoie received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in business administration from Nicholls State University and a doctorate in operations management with business computer information systems support from the University of North Texas.