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It is with a heavy heart that I inform the community of the untimely passing of our AVP for Technology and CIO, Alan Candiotti.

Alan had been CIO at Drew since 1994, and a faculty member in mathematics since 1980.  He was one of the faculty who conceived and implemented our Computer Initiative in 1984, and administered the program as CIO up until our transition to a new technology delivery model this academic year.  He was recently appointed as Interim Dean of our College of Liberal Arts, and we were transitioning of many of his duties to myself and my director colleagues before his passing.  

The magnitude of Drew's loss of a wonderful faculty member, administrator, colleague, and friend will ripple through our community for some time to come.

On a personal note, I had the unique experience of having known Alan as a high school student when I participated in the New Jersey Governor's School program at Drew, then as a freshman advisor when I became an undergraduate here, and working with and for him as a staff member for 20 years, the last 10 as a direct report.   He was an unparalleled boss, mentor, and friend, not just to me but to all of our department and the entire University.  

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    Mike Richichi
Director of Technology Infrastructure Services | University Technology
Drew University | 36 Madison Ave | Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 408-3840 | @chairthrower | drew.edu
 
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Mike:

This is awful.   Alan was on our Middle States accreditation team last year.   We greatly benefited from his insights into our IT operations.  What a loss to our community.  

Robert.

VP & CIO
Dickinson College

From: Michael Richichi <mrichich@drew.edu>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:31 PM
To: "CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [CIO] Alan Candiotti

It is with a heavy heart that I inform the community of the untimely passing of our AVP for Technology and CIO, Alan Candiotti.

Alan had been CIO at Drew since 1994, and a faculty member in mathematics since 1980.  He was one of the faculty who conceived and implemented our Computer Initiative in 1984, and administered the program as CIO up until our transition to a new technology delivery model this academic year.  He was recently appointed as Interim Dean of our College of Liberal Arts, and we were transitioning of many of his duties to myself and my director colleagues before his passing.  

The magnitude of Drew's loss of a wonderful faculty member, administrator, colleague, and friend will ripple through our community for some time to come.

On a personal note, I had the unique experience of having known Alan as a high school student when I participated in the New Jersey Governor's School program at Drew, then as a freshman advisor when I became an undergraduate here, and working with and for him as a staff member for 20 years, the last 10 as a direct report.   He was an unparalleled boss, mentor, and friend, not just to me but to all of our department and the entire University.  

--
 
    Mike Richichi
Director of Technology Infrastructure Services | University Technology
Drew University | 36 Madison Ave | Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 408-3840 | @chairthrower | drew.edu
 
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

Our deep condolences to the Drew community.  Higher ed IT has lost a thought-leader.  I so appreciate your sharing your personal storing about mentoring.  Perhaps we can all be inspired to "pay it forward" and provide mentoring to a student and early career professional, in memory of Alan Candiotti and his wonderful contributions.

Sincerely,
Theresa