Matt Gardzina

Chief Information Officer
President's Cabinet
Library & Information Technology

The Joseph V. Canzani Center, 226
United States

Matt Gardzina is Chief Information Officer where he oversees the merged Library and Information Technology department including Packard Library, Archives, Instructional Technology, and the College’s technology services (academic technology, infrastructure, business systems and applications, and support). Since June 2021 Gardzina has interim oversight of College Operations (Auxiliary Services, Facilities, and Safety & Security).

Gardzina came to CCAD in June 2019 from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, where he served as Director of Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship since 2012. He previously worked as Director of Instructional Technology and Interim Co-Chief Information Officer at The College of Wooster in Ohio and served in IT roles at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania and Duke University in North Carolina. He is a 2016 Educause/CLIR Leading Change Institute Fellow and currently serves as co-leader of the Educause Schools of Art & Design IT Leadership community group. He has been a frequent presenter on the role of technology in teaching and learning at local and national conferences and has won multiple national awards.

Gardzina began his career as a faculty member at Cary Academy, an independent school in North Carolina established by the founders of SAS software as a model school for the integration of technology and learning. He earned a B.A. in history from St. Lawrence University and an M.A. in European history from The Catholic University of America.