Director of IT
Col. Tom Hopkins
Col. Tom Hopkins joined VMI in June 2002 after more than eight years with Collegis, the leading provider of comprehensive business and technology services to higher education.
Tom is a senior information technology management and technical professional with more than 25 years experience in data processing and telephony. He has in-depth knowledge of hardware, operating systems, networks and both voice and data communications. Tom holds a BBA in Business Statistics and an MS in Computer Science from the University of North Texas.
In addition to managing other Collegis university data centers in Florida, Tennessee, and Virginia, he conducted special projects for the New York Institute of Technology, the City Colleges of Chicago, Arizona State University, and other well known institutions.
Prior to the higher education sector, Tom managed private sector data processing facilities in Texas and Europe. His major accomplishments include the development of system and data conversion plans, software implementations, user-training plans, help desk implementation, governance structure development, strategic planning, and successful contract negotiations.