February 17, 2012
RIVERSIDE (February 15, 2012) – Dr. Tran Hong has been named as Associate Vice President of Technology for Online and Professional Studies (OPS) at California Baptist University. Hong began his new duties February 1.
A scholar and practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in information technology, Hong became Dean of Technology at CBU in 2010. His professional background includes software development, network infrastructure, instructional technologies, distance education, telecommunications, strategic use of emerging technologies and management.
Dr. David Poole, Vice President for Online and Professional Studies, said, "Dr. Hong brings exceptional leadership and insight to this position. I look forward to working with him in this expanded role as he develops the next phase of information technology organization and infrastructure at CBU."
Hong previously served as Information Technology Director at Irvine Valley College (IVC) in Orange County, CA. During his tenure at IVC, he was credited with transitioning the campus to wireless technology, developing a network infrastructure supporting more than 16,000 students, increasing customer satisfaction of technology from 64% in 2004 to 86% in 2009, and implementing a document management system.
An advocate of local schools, Hong served as Vice-Chairman of the City of Tustin Bond Oversight Committee from 2009-2011. He also served as technology advisor on modernization projects for the Tustin Unified School District in 2009. He currently is a member of the Dell Platinum Advisory Council.
Hong holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics, a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton.