Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs Restructures I.T. Services Department; Announces Appointments
September 5, 2012
Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced the restructuring of the school’s Information Technology Services department (formerly the Information Systems department) under the direction of Brad Hough, PhD, chief information officer. Ginger Jackson, previously the director of information systems, has transitioned into a new position as Logan’s Director of Administrative Computing, where she oversees the institution’s student information system and online portal full-time. Rick DeCaro has assumed responsibility for the remaining IT systems and services as the Director of Information Technology Services.
“These changes in the IT Services department will help us better manage our systems and serve the institution more effectively,” said Dr. Hough. “As we leverage more and more of the administrative software systems to increase the efficiency of Logan’s operations, it requires focused attention from IT to maximize the benefits. With Ginger’s knowledge of both Logan’s business processes and administrative software systems, she is the ideal choice to tackle this new responsibility. Equally important, Rick’s fundamental expertise in computing and networking, along with his knowledge of Logan’s systems, enables a smooth transition for our infrastructure support.”
Ginger Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Webster University. She has been a member of Logan’s staff since June 1997.
Rick DeCaro earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University in 2003. He joined Logan’s staff in January 2011 as a senior thin provisioning engineer.
Dr. Hough is responsible for maintaining an integrated, efficient, sustainable and responsive program of information systems, technologies and services for Logan including infrastructure support services for academic, research and administrative computing, distance education, intercampus communication services, and security. He has 18 years of professional experience in information technology, audiovisual services, institutional research, instructional design, distance learning, product development, sales and marketing and customer support.
Since 1935, Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs has been preparing students to enter the health care marketplace to become successful Doctors of Chiropractic. To fulfill individual professional goals, Logan also offers its students, graduates and other professionals a choice of two academic master’s programs – a Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and an online Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance. Other program offerings include an Accelerated Science Program to help students complete their basic science coursework at an accelerated pace and two undergraduate programs – A Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Science.
The Montgomery Health Center on Logan’s Chesterfield campus and Logan’s Southfield Health Center in south St. Louis County, also house state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Centers, which are specifically designed to treat athletic injuries. The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through seven local health centers in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.