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IBM Global Vice President to Speak at Clarke University Commencement

posted on April 12, 2011

Clarke University is pleased to announce that Joseph Dzaluk, vice president of global infrastructure and resource management for IBM Global Technology Services, will address the graduates at the university’s 168th Commencement on Saturday, May 14, on the Clarke campus. Dzaluk will also receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the ceremony.

Dzaluk is responsible for managing over eight million square feet of IBM's global data centers that support its strategic outsourcing customers, including all related hardware, software and networking.

“Today’s graduates will live and work in a world infused with technologies we can currently only imagine,” said Clarke President Joanne M. Burrows, SC, Ph.D. “Joe is a thought leader in a global company known for using technology as a catalyst for bettering our planet – a view that aligns remarkably well with a Clarke education. We look forward to the wisdom he will share with our graduates as they leave Clarke to positively impact the world we live in today and in the future.”

Prior to his current role, Dzaluk was general manager of integrated technology delivery for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he oversaw the activities of tens of thousands of IBM employees delivering a full range of strategic outsourcing services to a diverse customer base including multinational corporations doing business in 17 different industries in 43 countries.  He also served as chief financial officer of Global Technology Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

He has 28 years of US and international experience in the information technology industry and has held many senior executive IBM financial and operational positions. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in finance and accounting from Marist College.

This year’s Commencement exercises begin with a baccalaureate liturgy at 10 a.m. in Clarke’s Robert and Ruth Kehl Center, at which graduates will receive their academic hoods. At 2 p.m., the official Commencement ceremony begins, at which graduates will receive their diplomas and special awards will be bestowed.

Degrees will be conferred upon approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate students. To accommodate additional guests, the liturgy and ceremony will be simulcast on televisions in Clarke’s Student Activity Center, which is connected to the Kehl Center. This year, the university will also stream the ceremony via Clarke’s website at www.clarke.edu/commencement.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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