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Tom Mahon Moves to Full-time Role in the College of the Arts and Kent State Information Services

Posted Jun. 20, 2013

Tom Mahon, Lead IT User Support Analyst in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) will move to a full-time role in the College of the Arts and Kent State Information Services on July 1.

Mahon has devoted almost 17 years to Kent State, previously serving in the Schools of VCD and Art as LAN Administrator and System’s Coordinator.

Mahon is directly responsible for providing support for technology in the Resource Room, digital classroom, Glyphix, and individual support for faculty, staff and, most importantly, our students. Mahon also managed the Apple Store in the Art Building, as well as Adobe Sales.

Mahon has consistently volunteered his time, knowledge of the school, facilities and technology to recruitment efforts and Weeks of Welcome throughout his tenure.

In an announcement to the faculty, Director of the School of Visual Communication Design AnnMarie LeBlanc stated:

“On countless occasions I have witnessed how Tom’s knowledge of our programs and the specifics of our students’ technology requirements have calmed the fears and anxieties of the parents of our prospective freshmen as they consider VCD. Tom’s many talents have also been shared directly through instruction. He has taught several sections of Destination Kent State/FYE, Basic Computer, Intermediate Computer and Visual Design for Media for the School of Visual Communication Design.”

She added: I will miss Tom’s expertise, his genuine smile; good nature and sense of humor; and the very confidence of knowing his knowledge and support is there. But, I am very pleased for these opportunities he has been afforded and I am cheered to know he will continue to be just down the hall from us all.”

The decision came as both schools determined the need for a full-time professional in a technology role, and VCD’s eventual move into Taylor Hall.

A Kent resident, Mahon earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from the College of Technology from Kent State University. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for eight years, and has taught courses in web design at the University of Akron and Basic Computer at Cleveland State University.