Paul joined Paradise Valley Community College in April, 2007 and is the Dean of Information Technology. Some of his areas of responsibility are located in the west side of the A building (IRTS) and the rest can be found in the E building (Instructional Technology, Computer Commons, Center for Distance Learning, Media Services, and Computer Support). For the names and reporting relationships of all IT employees at PVCC, please refer to the organizational chart.
During the 2007-2008 academic year, he co-chaired the SIS implementation at PVCC with Jo Ann Caufield. Paul also was very active in the Chair Academy Advanced Leadership program where he learned about StrengthsQuest and the impact it can have on job satisfaction and production. This year Paul is looking forward to serving as a mentor in the MCCCD Women’s Leadership Program
Before coming to Paradise Valley Community College, Paul was the Associate Dean of IT at Phoenix College. His responsibilities at PC included co-chairing the Technology, eLearning, SIS Implementation, and Budget Review Committees. Paul also coordinated the development of the most recent Technology Plan at Phoenix College and enjoyed a two-month stint as the Acting VP of Administrative Services. Two of his most memorable experiences, however, were in the classroom. He taught a CIS105 class and learned un poco español while taking an online clase en el verano.
Mr. Golisch began his career in education as a mathematics/computer programming teacher and soccer coach in Schaumburg, Illinois. In 1994, he left the classroom to become a technology coordinator at Palatine High School. After eight years of technology planning, training, and management at the school level, Paul moved over to the Administration Center to become the District Technology Coordinator.
Paul’s educational background includes a BS in Mathematics from Valparaiso, a Master’s in Educational Technology from National-Louis University, and an Administrative Certificate from Northern Illinois University. He was raised in northwest suburban Chicago and lived there until moving to Phoenix in 2005. He misses Da Bears, the Cubbies, deep dish pizza, Chicago hot dogs, friends and family, but not the icy roads and below zero wind chill! Paul and his wife Cindy have three daughters who attend schools in PVUSD.