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C-Forward’s President Brent Cooper, who is also serving in the role as Interim President of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, went on WCPO last week to talk to Lisa Smith about the importance of protecting computers from cyber criminals.
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C-Forward is announcing that our President, Brent Cooper, has agreed to serve on the Northern Kentucky University Presidential Search Committee. In addition, Brent also serves as Co-Chair of the NKU Foundation Advocacy committee, and as a member of the NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business Advisory Board.
When asked about the presidential search committee Cooper said, “NKU is critical to our region, so it will be an honor to serve with such a distinguished group of community leaders, led by our search committee chair, Norm Desmarais. I have no doubt we will find a new President that will continue the tradition of excellence at Northern Kentucky University.”
C-Forward employs a number of NKU Graduates, including a Supervisor and Vice President.
The following letter explaining the search committee was sent by NKU’s Board of Regents Chair, Rich Boehne earlier today:
NKU campus community:
We’re making tremendous progress on our search for the university’s next president.
The search committee is now in place, led by Regent Norm Desmarais. Norm, working with the university community, solicited a broad and diverse group to handle this vital search. The 19 members represent talent and expertise from both inside and outside the university. They are listed below, or at http://presidentialsearch.nku.edu/.
Plus, we’re close to selecting the best external firm to assist with the nationwide search. This firm will work closely with the search committee to identify, recruit, assess and ultimately recommend candidates to interview for the position. Their participation in the process will ensure that we are provided with a rich and diverse pool of candidates that exemplify both the mission and ambition of Northern Kentucky University.
Soon, we’ll be holding listening sessions on campus to hear your thoughts and ideas in preparation for development of the job profile we’ll use to attract and screen candidates. These sessions are an essential step in the process, and we sincerely hope you’ll join us as we decide together what to look for in our next president.
While our schedule is aggressive, it will still take some months to get the best person in place. To bridge the gap between Geoff’s departure in May and the new president’s arrival, the regents will name an interim president to lead the university.
At the board meeting on March 15, I will propose that the regents consider and support Gerard St. Amand to serve in that interim role.
Most of you know Gerry from his service to the university as Vice President for University Advancement and Dean of Chase College of Law. If there is one trait that defines his career path, it is dedication. He could have easily served five additional years in the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps and retired as a colonel. However, Gerry saw an opportunity to make an impact, so he left the Army to join NKU as Chase Law Dean. So too could he have quietly retired after his tenure as Vice President for Advancement came to an end, but he chose to return to the faculty of Chase Law where he continued his brilliant career of service and education to our students and university.
Gerry’s particular experience with our university, his familiarity with the strategies and culture that have come to define NKU, in addition to his proven and diverse leadership skills, make him my recommended candidate for this key positon.
It’s also important to note that by considering Gerry, we allow our senior campus leaders to continue their demanding roles without having to take on additional duties during this transition. Bringing him on board to an already strong senior leadership staff will allow NKU to continue its trajectory as a university on the rise while we search for our next president.
More to come. Just wanted to give you a preview of the recommendation that I will make to the board in a couple of weeks as well as additional updates on the presidential search process.
Presidential Search and Selection Committee
- Normand Desmarais (Chair) – Regent, Chairman & Founding Partner, TiER1 Performance Solutions
- David Bauer – Heavy Equipment/Grounds Operator, Operations and Maintenance
- Martin Butler – Attorney, Strauss Troy (Chase ’77)
- Garren Colvin – CEO, St. Elizabeth Healthcare (MBA ’96)
- Brent Cooper – President & Owner, C-Forward Information Technology
- Maureen Doyle – Chair & Associate Professor, Computer Science
- Virginia Fox – Regent, Former Executive Director & CEO, Kentucky Educational Television
- Rachel Green – Director, Human Relations & EEO, Human Resources
- Francoise Kazimierczuk – Assistant Professor, Allied Health
- Wendy Lea – CEO, Cintrifuse
- Monica Molestina – Undergraduate student, Organizational Leadership & Spanish
- Dannie Moore – Assistant Vice President, Student Inclusiveness
- David Raska – Assistant Professor, Marketing, Economics & Sports Business
- Cindy Reed – Dean, College of Education & Human Services
- Dennis Repenning – Regent, Attorney, Dennis Repenning PSC (Chase ’79)
- Lee Scheben – Regent, Executive Vice President, Heritage Bank (Chase ’91)
- David Singleton – Associate Professor, Chase College of Law
- Rebecca Walker – Acting Director, College of Informatics Advising
- Matthew Zacate – Associate Professor, Physics & Geology
Chair, Board of Regents
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Mobile devices have offered the enterprise productivity platforms that allow employees to stay connected even while away from their desks.
The ‘Bring Your Own Device’ scheme has offered businesses a way to encourage their staff to utilize their own smartphones and tablets for work purposes. Research states mobile devices for work will be a necessity and no longer an option for employees by 2017. According to Gartner, 50% of employers will start requiring their staff to supply their own device for work purposes by next year.
Businesses have seen the benefits of BYOD, such as creating new mobile workforce opportunities, reducing or avoiding costs, and increasing employee satisfaction. However, having a smartphone alone is not enough to become a productive mobile employee. Each smartphone has specialized features targeting specific users. Tech page O2 has featured particular handsets that fit the requirement of employers. Regardless of the price range, these are high-performing devices with biometric sensors, faster processors, bigger memory, and longer lasting battery life. If you want to know some of the best smartphones for on-the-go employees, then read on below to find out.
It’s obvious in today’s market that the performance of a smartphone is no longer measured by its price, as some low-range handsets now have premium features. This is what the OnePlus 3 offers to those who have a very limited budget for mobile devices. The smartphone comes with the latest technology with its AMOLED display, its Snapdragon 820 processor, a huge 6GB RAM, 3000mAh battery and fingerprint sensor for added security. It also has a slim, strong, and sleek design, so users don’t need to compromise between beauty and performance.
Although many iFans were disappointed with the disappearance of the headphone jack on the latest iPhone, Apple gave the handset plenty of new upgrades. First, they finally made the handset waterproof with its IP65 certification, making it a perfect fit for field workers, as it is now able to withstand bumps, drops, and liquids. Second, the A10 processor is “the most powerful chip ever in an iPhone,” making it two times faster than its predecessor and more efficient with longer battery life. Lastly, Apple has incorporated a faster 4G LTE (450Mbps) with the best worldwide roaming that is compatible with up to 25 bands.
Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung retained the design of their Galaxy Edge series and added more durability and improved the performance with the release of the S7 Edge. It comes with a 200GB expandable memory slot for more file storage, better battery life, and waterproof features. The handset also features the SmartCall app that immediately identifies spam and unwanted calls as well as the Always-On Display (AOD) that keeps useful information on the screen even when it’s idle. The edged, curved screen also allows users to have more space to work with as quick app icons can be placed on the side-to-side display.
As a different modular smartphone experience, the LG G5 comes with great technical specifications that fit the needs of every mobile employee. The external memory card slot can take up to 2TB of microSD storage with a 32GB internal memory. Being a modular device, LG has introduced two modules – CAM Plus that enhances the camera features of the device, and the Hi-Fi Plus that improves the audio quality of the handset. The company is working with a third-party module provider to create more compatible ‘bloks’ for the handset.
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C-FORWARD, INC., I.T. SERVICES FIRM
ANNOUNCES NEW NETWORK ENGINEER
Bryan Cobb is a Network Engineer for C-Forward. He spent 15 years as the IT/Facilities Director at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) transforming it into one of the most technologically advanced Area Development Districts in the state of KY.
Bryan is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a BS in Computer Science. He is also a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky 2013 and currently sits on the Leadership Education Day Committee. In 2012, Bryan started New Haven’s first father engagement program at New Haven Elementary called, “Tiger Dads” which currently enlists over 300 father figures.
Bryan also serves on the NKY MakerSpace Steering Committee and was a Cub Scout leader for 4 years.
He enjoys being outdoors, playing golf, snow skiing and home improvement projects, but most important, he likes spending time with his wife and kids. Bryan and his wife Cristina currently reside in Union, KY with their two children Zachary and Avery.
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