Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz today announced the appointment of Steve Fabiani as Hofstra University’s new Vice President for Digital Innovation and Technology. Fabiani replaces Vice President for Information Technology Robert Juckiewicz, who is retiring from the University in November after 16 years of service.
“In this search for a new Vice President, it was critical that we find an innovative leader who could implement best technology practices while also understanding the unique and myriad ways technology is used in an educational and research setting,” said Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz. “In Steve Fabiani, we have found a person who not only can manage a complex technology organization but also find innovative ways to bring our use of technology to the next level.”
Fabiani has served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where he was responsible for the executive management and re-structuring of the IT division; management of new implementations and major system upgrades, modernizing the campus networking infrastructure and the establishment and implementation of new technology procedures and security policies. While at Colgate, he implemented technology upgrades to key digital academic spaces, including the campus planetarium and virtual reality production facility, the Ho Tung Visualization Lab, and to classrooms campus-wide.
“I’m deeply grateful to be joining Hofstra’s vibrant academic community with such a richly diverse campus culture and innovative energy,” said Fabiani. “Meeting the students, faculty and administration was an experience that made me feel like I was home. I really can’t wait to begin working with President Rabinowitz and my new colleagues at Hofstra.”
Prior to his leadership at Colgate University, he had leadership roles in information technology and academic computing at Haverford College, La Salle University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Fabiani has a Master of Science in Educational Technology from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Temple University. He has been a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute, holds certificates and advanced education in human resources and development.
Fabiani will join the Hofstra community late in the fall semester, after Vice President Juckiewicz’s retirement in late November 2018.