Dr. LeeBrian E. Gaskins
LeeBrian E. Gaskins joined University of Houston-Clear Lake as its first assistant vice president for Information Technology/chief information officer in February 2020. He was promoted to senior associate VP of the department a year later. In this new role, Dr. Gaskins leads the Office of Information Technology, which manages all aspects of campus technology including the development and implementation of new technologies. He served in a similar capacity as associate VP for IT/CIO at Texas A&M International University (TAMU) in Laredo for 15 years.
During his time at TAMU, Dr. Gaskins directed and supervised 40+ staff members and managed a budget of over $5 million, supporting a campus community of over 7,000 students, staff and faculty. One of his notable achievements there involved the merging of distance education, instructional technology, and information technology services into one coherent office. This merge improved synergy between technology areas and reduced technology costs for the institution. He also expanded classroom instructional technology, allowing instructors to use interactive response systems and a learning management system right from the classroom. Dr. Gaskins has been working toward increasing technological innovations in a comparable way throughout UHCL.
In addition to his experience in IT, Dr. Gaskins worked as a reviewer for the Journal of Asia Business Studies and the Journal of Information Technology Development. He also worked as a LAN specialist for West Virginia University, where he developed an extended learning initiative and a web-integrated training and development database to provide online access to rural community residents for continuing education.
Dr. Gaskins earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Technology Education, and MBA in Information Technology — all from West Virginia University. He earned his Ph.D. in International Business Administration from Texas A&M International University.
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