Mirwais Qader Appointed Chief Information Officer

Mirwais Qader has been named the new Chief Information Officer for Rochester Community and Technical College.  Reporting directly to the President, Qader will oversee all technology initiatives on campus and be responsible for technology strategic planning and implementation.  Most recently with the State of Washington, Qader comes to RCTC with 25 years of technology experience including technology leaderships roles at Madison College/Madison Area Technical College (Wisconsin), Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.  Qader also has experience teaching technology courses as an adjunct faculty member at Edgewood College in Madison, WI.

Qader holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) with and emphasis in Information Systems Analysis & Design, Quality Improvement and Entrepreneurship; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences and Statistics.  Additionally, he is a Certified Project Manager and has certifications in Change Management; Six Sigma Green Belt; and Database Administrator & Application Development.

Qader will start at RCTC later this spring.