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About Technology, Research and Information Systems

The Technology, Research, and Information Systems Division strives to improve education and educational services and is committed to innovation and student success. They develop programs and partnerships that change the way educational institutions run their business and educate their students.

The division is responsible for a full range of administrative services that serve the Chancellor’s Office and California community colleges. It consists of the following units, each with responsibilities in major operational areas: Management Information Systems; Network Support and Operations; Research, Analysis and Accountability; and Telecommunications and Technology.


Key Contacts:

Omid Pourzanjani, vice chancellor 

Management Information Systems
Todd Hoig, director

Network Support and Operations
Bryan Marotte, senior information systems analyst

Research, Analysis and Accountability
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Telecommunications and Technology
Gary Bird, director


Visiting Vice Chancellor for Technology, Research and Information Systems

Omid Pourzanjani

Dr. Omid Pourzanjani served the community college mission at Golden West College for more than 23 years prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office in 2017 as a visiting vice chancellor. During his time at Golden West College, he held positions as a professor, department chair, Senate officer, instructional dean, chief student services officer and chief instructional officer. Concurrent to these experiences, Dr. Pourzanjani served in executive leadership positions in high-tech multinational companies focused on organizational efficiency through business process re-engineering and information technology solutions.

In his new role, he plans to work with all California Community Colleges stakeholders to improve the integration between the many technology solutions, processes and practices to better guide our students through their educational pathways.

Dr. Pourzanjani received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and engineering from California State University, Long Beach and his doctorate in education from University of California, Los Angeles. However, he credits his Career Education certificate and associate degree from Santa Monica College for moving him from a low-income job to a middle-income job and for getting him on his professional career path.