Holsclaw, Mick


Mick Holsclaw combines two decades of IT management experience with significant technical expertise developed through twenty-two years of information technology experience. Mick is deeply strategic in his thinking and is an outstanding communicator.  As Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology at a large multi-college district (90,000 headcount) he leads a large Information Technology team that implemented and operates the PeopleSoft ERP suite, and has managed three upgrade cycles with minimal use of external resources.  His team supports a learning management system supporting more than one thousand fully on-line courses each semester and nearly three thousand courses making more limited use of the learning management system.  Mick’s team has moved deeply into server and storage virtualization, and is pilot testing desktop virtualization as a mechanism to secure the computing work space of critical employees from loss or disruption due to disaster events.  Mick led a multi-year project developing interagency agreements that provide access to sixty miles dark fiber to link nine of the district’s facilities in a metropolitan area network.

Mick served for five years as Chief Information Systems Officer for a mid-sized (10,000 headcount) community college with a small IT staff.  He managed the purchase and implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (Datatel) providing support for business, financial, purchasing, human resources, payroll, student records.  He also led the design, procurement, and installation of multi-campus local area networks for the college.

Mick worked for ten years at the California Community Colleges system office, including five years as the Vice Chancellor of Information Technology. He led a statewide reporting project that moved the system from collection of summary data to collection of unitary data.  As a result the system office develops and submits the IPEDS reports for all the colleges.  This data system also supports statewide accountability reporting for the community colleges.  He led the team that purchased, installed and supported the agency’s network and desktop computers.

Mick served three years on the PeopleSoft Higher Education User Group board.  The HEUG is an international user group that focuses on colleges and universities using Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise applications.  Mick also serves on the HEUG conference committee.

Mick chaired the Digital California Technical Advisory Council for two years, supporting the build out and operation of CENIC’s statewide high speed network that provides service to K-20 educational entities throughout the state of California.