The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has named Brian Mudd the new Director of Technology Services. Mudd comes to USFSM with more than 25 years of experience in higher education, including the last 23 at Saginaw Valley State University.
“I hope that within a year faculty and students will notice continued improvement in the level of Technology Services, with a customer service emphasis and responsiveness to technical issues, including exploration and implementation of innovative tools which enhance overall teaching,” Mudd said. “I look forward to meeting – and exceeding – the needs of USF Sarasota-Manatee faculty and students.”
Throughout his career, Mudd helped facilitate audio and video, library media and information and instructional technology services for faculty, staff and students. He has been a part of the opening of six academic buildings as well as designing classrooms and systems to aid in improved learning. Mudd was also in charge of running a help desk and responding personally to calls when necessary. He has demonstrated leadership, public service and management skills.
“I hope to contribute positively in the growth and expansion of USF Sarasota-Manatee, while continuing to elevate the level of customer service and responsiveness to meeting faculty and student needs and to contribute to the overall learning mission,” Mudd said.
In his new role at USFSM, Mudd will oversee all of Technology and Internet Services, including the Information Commons and Internet Café. Mudd received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees (in Program Broadcast and Cinematic Arts) from Central Michigan University, and an Educational Certificate in Distance Education from Indiana University.