December 2019: OCI – General Updates

Congratulations, John Pesantez
We are pleased to announce that John Pesantez has been promoted to the role of Senior Academic Technology Specialist. In this new role, John will continue overseeing the administration of Canvas and other core educational technology platforms that are critical to the mission of online at SPS. Additionally, he will be responsible for developing a technology plan for the OCI team to address current gaps in contingency planning, database management, and monitoring of systems. John has already taken on new responsibilities as he has grown beyond his previous position in helping with important LTI integrations, course evaluations, and new pilot tools. We look forward to John’s creative problem solving and expertise as we continuously improve our support model.

Farewell, Kayhan Sanyal
Kayhan Sanyal, Instructional Designer, has resigned from his position in order to return to New Delhi, India. His last day at Columbia was Wednesday, October 30. Please join us in wishing Kayhan continued success and thanking him for 3 years of dedicated service at the School of Professional Studies.