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Alirio Valbuena possesses extensive experience as an educator and administrator. Guided by a personal educational philosophy based in part on Robert Greenleaf’s “servant leadership” philosophy, Mr. Valbuena has pursued a career in the academic sector and has held positions of increasing responsibility over the years. Alirio Valbuena has served as Chief Information Officer/Vice President for Information Technology for Bowie State University in Maryland since 2006. In this capacity, he oversees academic computing, information systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP), as well as the data center, networks, telecommunications, user support services, and information security. Additionally, Alirio Valbuena has provided faculty development support and maintains the University’s Blackboard and Angel learning management systems and online learning environment. He is also responsible for the technology environment, including hardware infrastructure and a Microsoft Exchange-based communication system. Prior to joining Bowie State, Alirio Valbuena served as Vice President for Information Technology at the Community College of Southern Nevada, a college with three campuses and a number of remote service locations accommodating more than 20,000 students. While there, Mr. Valbuena oversaw the college's complex technology infrastructure. Alirio Valbuena has also served as Executive Director for Information Technology at Franciscan University, Director of MIS & Computer Services at New Jersey City University, and Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Gallaudet University. Mr. Valbuena holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from The University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Business and Management Information Systems from Penn State, and a Doctor of Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on Statistics and Quantitative Business Analysis, also from Penn State.

Work experience

Jan 2006Present

CIO/Vice President

Bowie State University


Sep 1986Jul 1993

Master of Science/Doctor

Penn State University