Maricopa Community Colleges

Division of Information Technology Services

About ITS


Edward Kelty, Co-CIO, DSSC
Vice President Strategic Initiatives & Information, Rio Salado College

Edward Kelty has worked in MCCCD for almost 23 years and in Education for over 28. He holds a Masters degree in Educational leadership, two Bachelor degrees, one in Management and the other in Communication, an AAS in Micro-Electronics and is currently working on his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with a focus on IT Management.

Sasan Poureetezadi, Co-CIO, DSSC
Vice President of Information Technology, Mesa Community College

Sasan Poureetezadi joined Mesa Community College (MCC) in June 2011. His areas of responsibility at MCC include strategic planning, implementation and stewardship of information technology services. Sasan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Arizona State University and a Master of Education in Community College Education from Northern Arizona University. Sasan has more than 18 years of IT leadership and teaching experience at the university and community college level.

His work has been chronicled by the likes of Apple, HP,and eCampus News. Actively involved in various technology-based organizations, he has conducted numerous presentations on a variety of information technology topics and solutions. Sasan was previously Director of Computer Services for the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. During his tenure at Cronkite, Poureetezadi was instrumental in the development and deployment of multiple IT projects that included desktop-to-datacenter virtualization, course capture, a digital-edit and play-to-air broadcast system, and a new state-of-the-art journalism complex in downtown Phoenix. Before joining the Cronkite School, he served as computer learning and IT director at the Boys & Girls Clubs where he led an organization-wide initiative to develop a computer learning and lab program.

Associate Vice Chancellors and Directors

Mark DeMaio, Associate Vice Chancellor
Chief Information Officer
480.731.8654, Email

Mark DeMaio currently serves in Office of Information Technology Services as the Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Information Officer, of Maricopa Community Colleges. He has twenty-eight years of information technology, management, operations and consulting experience in the Higher Education, Health Care, Financial Services, High-Tech and Public Sector industries. Mark has focused on helping organizations achieve academic and business results through executive leadership and implementation of business driven solutions and organization realignment. He has held several IT executive positions and has managed collaborative multi-organization teams through complex business transformation programs involving over 400 people each. Throughout his career, Mark has successfully delivered program management, systems selection, outsourcing, and enterprise systems implementation programs.

Prior to joining Maricopa Community Colleges, Mark served as the Program Manager for the implementation of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions at Washington State University. Mark was also the Chief Information Officer for AmeriChoice, an Arizona Medicaid health care organization. Mark has also served in advisory and management roles at University of Arizona, Miami University (Ohio), Nassau County, SUNY Stony Brook and Dayton Ohio City Schools.

Larry Williams, Associate Vice Chancellor
Chief Technology Officer
480.731.8655, Email

Larry Williams currently serves in Office of Information Technology Services as the Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Technology Officer, of Maricopa Community Colleges. Over a career that spans 18 years, Larry has worked in various capacities for both public and private sector organizations. Prior to joining Maricopa Community Colleges, Larry served as a Senior Architect Consultant for Hannaford Supermarkets. Previous to joining Hannaford, Larry worked as a Technical Project Manager Consultant for several commercial clients including Nationwide Insurance Company in Columbus, OH, and Sedgwick Claims Management Services in Memphis, TN.

Larry's public sector exposure includes serving as the Senior Oracle/PeopleSoft Admin Consultant for New York University during their implementation of Campus Solutions 9.0 and Portal 9.1 projects, Senior Infrastructure Architect for the University of Akron during their database conversion project for their PeopleSoft applications that included Campus Solutions, Human Capital Management, Financials, and Portal. Additionally, Larry has served in technical leadership roles for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly known as the Medical College of Georgia).

Larry Williams' academic background includes a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and is a Certified Peoplesoft/Oracle Technical Consultant.

Owen Callahan, Director
Project Management
480.784.0634, Email

Owen Callahan currently serves in the Office of Information Technology Services as the Director of the Project Management Office. He has fourteen years of experience with information technology, project and program management, and consulting experience in the Higher Education and Commercial sectors. Throughout his career, Owen has helped organizations improve their project management capabilities and increase their ability to deliver business solutions effectively.

Prior to joining Maricopa County Community College District, Owen directed the delivery of a suite of functional, technical and project management services to universities and colleges throughout the United States. His experience also includes planning, oversight and support for the implementation of Project and Program Management Offices (clients include University of South Florida, University of Florida, University of Akron), as well as project management for ERP implementations, upgrades and custom development projects (clients includes University of South Florida, George Washington University, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Lorain County Community College).

Jon Clark, Assistant Director
Finance and Planning
480.731.8344, Email

The Finance and Planning Office oversees and administrates the annual budget for Information Technology Services. This includes authorizing and processing of purchase requests, purchase and maintenance contract negotiations and district-wide coordination of maintenance and service contracts for shared services against Capital and Operational budgets. Personnel needs are processed through this office under the direction of the Vice Chancellor Information Technology Services.

Keli Cole, Assistant Director
Communications / Information and Instructional Technology Governance Liaison
480.731.8227, Email

The Communications and IT Governance Office focuses on promoting, complimenting and communicating new directional goals of the Vice Chancellor Information Technology Services as well as facilitates resolution for concerns regarding shared services. As a relationship liaison to all areas of the Maricopa institution, this office provides development, guidance, training and communication for the Information and Instructional Governance processes.