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Joy A. Hatch (Fort Hays State University)

Joy A. Hatch
Vice President for Technology

Hays, Kansas

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Joy Hatch is the Vice President for Technology at Fort Hays State University where she is bringing together information technology components from across the campus into an effective and efficient way that aligns with the needs of the FHSU students, faculty, and staff. She is passionate about technology and the intersection of technology with education, and is constantly searching for new or innovative ways that technology can solve everyday problems. She participates in various technology organizations within higher education, including the EDUCAUSE Board. With over two decades of experience in higher education, Joy joined the FHSU Tiger family in January 2015.

Prior to Fort Hays, Joy was most recently the vice chancellor for technology with Virginia's Community Colleges, and has also served as vice president for information technology at Harford Community College in Maryland, chief information officer for Bellarmine University in Kentucky and as CIO and director of academic computing for Friends University in Kansas.

Joy has a master's and doctorate in information systems, along with an MBA and a bachelor's degree in commercial design. Along the way she also took a fun detour to be chief flight instructor for a Cessna Pilot Center. With over 2,000 hours of flight time, she currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot license and a flight instructor certificate.

EDUCAUSE Involvement


EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR)
July 2012