Carmine LaPietra is currently the Director, Campus Technology Services for Valencia College’s West Campus and District Office. During his 10 years of working in higher education, he has been involved in most every aspect of technology as it relates to the classroom and instruction. Carmine’s focus has always been on balancing needs & resources, and fostering a collaborative approach to technology service & support. Having a background in both AV & IT, Carmine has helped bridge the gap and incorporate technology in meaningful ways across the campus. He has presented numerous sessions in the area and at conferences including Educause Regional, and FAEDS. Carmine is also an Associate Faculty member and enjoys the perspective students bring to his role as an IT Director, and his understanding of the myriad of ways our students interact with technology.