Salt Lake City, November 7, 2017--The Neumont College of Computer Science Board of Directors announces Aaron Reed, Ed.D., as the new president of the institution. Reed most recently served as the chief operating and academic officer for Neumont, and has worked at the institution for 13 years holding positions including instructor and corporate relations manager over his tenure.
Reed has a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and received his doctorate from Texas Tech University. His dissertation focused on identifying reasons some students drop out of computer science programs while others persist to graduation.
Reed replaces Shaun McAlmont, Neumont’s former president and CEO, who served in the position for two and a half years. McAlmont will remain on Neumont’s Advisory Board.
He said, “Over the past year, I have been working with Dr. Reed in preparation for the day I leave Neumont to finish my doctoral studies and pursue new paths in my career. His career has developed in the tech industry, and he will use that background as a foundation to take Neumont to new heights. He brings a unique perspective as a president who has been a student, instructor and administrator of technology. He has made his passion for student success his life’s work. It’s been an honor to work with him, and the Board and I are confident he will serve Neumont well.” McAlmont will continue to work with Reed over the next month in an advisory role.
In an address to faculty about the change, Reed said, “At Neumont we change lives through education. While a lot has changed at Neumont since I first began working here more than a decade ago, there are some things that have remained as foundations for what makes this institution successful. We are student-centered and are tirelessly passionate about education. We rely on partnerships and feedback from employers to make sure we’re teaching the most relevant tech in a project-based environment, and that approach means our graduates hit the ground running when they enter the workforce. We will continue to utilize those foundations that have made us the best at what we do and seek for ways to further enrich the experience of our graduates at every level. I’m excited about the possibilities and our future.”
Since 2003 Neumont College of Computer Science has a been a training ground for modern-day tech heroes— uniting business, technology, and creativity to educate tomorrow’s tech elite. With a focus on project-based learning, students are immersed in a tech environment from day one to earn a degree in technology that will help launch their careers. For more about Neumont’s unique approach to education, visit www.neumont.edu.