LEWISTON, Idaho – Martin Gang, who has more than 25 years of information technology experience in education, has been named Chief Technology Officer and Director of Information Technology at Lewis-Clark State College, LC State President Cynthia Pemberton has announced.
“We are excited to have Martin join our team,” Pemberton said. “He brings together leadership and IT experience at institutional and system levels that will serve LC State exceptionally well as we move into the future.”
Gang is the Chief Information & Technology Officer for the Maine Community College System (MCCS), which is comprised of seven community colleges in the state. He is responsible for the development of strategic direction and oversight of system-wide initiatives for all technology, and the development of system-wide cybersecurity policies and procedures. He also provides strategic direction and structure for system-wide budgeting, planning, development, implementation, coordination, and direct support of MCCS information technology functions.
Gang, who was selected after a national search, begins his new post on June 1.
As a certified project management professional, Gang has more than 15 years of leadership experience. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education at Whitworth University in 1989 and then a Master of Science in Management/Information Systems at the Florida Institute of Technology in 2009.
He began his IT management career in 1997 when he was the IT director at Seoul Foreign School in South Korea, where he worked until 2006. He then took over as IT director and Media Services CIO at Columbia College in Sonora, Calif., and then moved on to Maricopa County Community College District in Tempe, Ariz., where he was assistant director and then director of strategic information technologies.
In 2013, he was named assistant vice chancellor of IT at Yosemite Community College District in Modesto, Calif., and three years later became the senior director of IT at Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Fla. He took his current position in Maine in February 2018.
Celeste McCormick, who has served as the interim director and CTO since July 2020, will return to her role as Manager of Administrative Computing on June 1.
“On behalf of LC State, I sincerely thank Celeste for the tremendous job she has done as interim director,” said Pemberton. “COVID-19 has created many technology-related challenges and needs and we have been fortunate to have someone as dedicated and experienced as Celeste at the helm during this time.”