With nonstop business and technology disruptions, current leaders at the top are either becoming irrelevant or less than qualified to lead the charge. Is it time for laissez-faire leadership where they become the followers of the people they lead—letting go of the control—allowing the workers to navigate through the haze who in the process develop […]
About Contributor - Samuel Sudhakar
Samuel Sudhakar, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services, California State University, San Bernardino
Dr. Samuel Sudhakar serves as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services at California State University, San Bernardino where he provides leadership to Academic, Administrative, Infrastructure Technologies, and Information Security and Compliance initiatives. Under his leadership, CSUSB was awarded University Business Magazine’s “Models of Excellence” honors in Summer 2016 round of this national recognition program for the Vital and Expanded Technologies Initiative (VETI). Dr. Sudhakar co-chaired the strategic planning process at the University, working with the campus community and the external stakeholders successfully completed the strategic planning and implementation plan in October 2015. Subsequently the Information Technology Services Division launched a successful strategic planning process and completed an ambitious four-year plan in April 2016. Prior to joining CSUSB in 2013, Dr. Sudhakar served as the Vice President of Administrative Services and CIO at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Under his leadership, Carl Sandburg College was ranked No.1 in the nation for digital technology, by the Center for Digital Education, and has been named among the top 10 in that category from 2006-2013. Sudhakar was named among the top 50 educational technology innovators in 2011 by Converge Magazine. Dr. Sudhakar holds s PhD in Business Administration from Northcentral University, an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bharathiar University in India.