Computer Information Systems  
 

Faculty

 
Undergraduate Business Programs Coordinator
Swithina Mboko

 

Dr. Swithina Mboko
Director, Undergraduate Business Programs

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Office: Academic Building 201A
Phone: (616) 632-2119
E-mail: s.mboko@aquinas.edu

 
CIS Program Coordinator
Victoria Fleenor

 

Victoria Fleenor
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Program Coordinator, CIS/MIS

Office: AB 214
Phone: (616) 632-2056
E-mail: fleenvic@aquinas.edu

 

 
The Computer Information Systems instructors have varied backgrounds, interests, and skill sets contributing to a well-rounded department. One full-time chairperson, two part-time adjunct assistant professors, and several adjunct faculty teach in the department.
 
The fourteen on-staff and adjunct faculty members have a combined weight of almost 300 years of experience in information technology, information systems, and management information systems fields! Adjunct CIS faculty provide a great deal of strength to the department due to their continued involvement in current industry developments - uniquely invaluable in this field. Many of our adjuncts also work in other departments at Aquinas in a full-time capacity. Full- and part-time faculty are involved in various industry and consulting ventures which enhance their teaching depth and breadth while allowing them to also keep up with current trends in the industry. The instructor backgrounds span a wide range of information technology industry and contacts including graphic design, manufacturing software development, database design, website development, education/textbook authoring, network management and administration.
 
Full-time Faculty
Victoria Fleenor Victoria Fleenor
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Program Coordinator, CIS/MIS
Phone: (616) 632-2056
E-mail: fleenvic@aquinas.edu
Office: AB 214
Victoria Fleenor earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems at Aquinas College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English/Professional Writing at Cedarville College. She completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems at Grand Valley State University. Prior to teaching at Aquinas, she worked for 13 years in the manufacturing software industry as (first) a technical writer and (then) as a custom applications analyst/programmer. She has taught at Aquinas College since 1999 and applies her experience to the department’s system courses, including Systems Analysis & Design, Project Management, and technology/programming courses at Aquinas, while continuing consulting work in the industry to maintain current skill sets.
 
Part-time Faculty
Sally Clements Sally Clements
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (616) 632-2987
E-mail: clemesal@aquinas.edu
Office: AB 214
Sally Clements earned both B.S. and M.A. degrees in Education from Western Michigan University; she also possesses an Associates degree with a technology emphasis. Prior to teaching part-time at Aquinas, she worked as an instructor in the business sector teaching employees to effectively use various PC and mainframe applications. Sally puts her background to work heading up the technology courses at Aquinas, coordinating the curriculum, requirements, and adjunct faculty teaching these courses, as well as teaching several introductory and advanced sections herself. The technology courses are part of the general education requirements for all students attending Aquinas, indicating their importance as part of a well-rounded and skillful graduate. Ms. Clements also taught at the middle- and high-school level prior to instructing in the business industry. She has taught at Aquinas since August 2001.
 
Adjunct Faculty
Tom Ferratt Tom Ferratt
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (616) 632-2105
E-mail: ferratho@aquinas.edu
Office: AB 350
Tom Ferratt obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Aquinas College. Tom’s background is in software management and desktop configuration. He has worked at Aquinas College since 1999 where he serves as a Network Systems Administrator. He brings this daily experience to bear in his technology courses, teaching Spreadsheets to many different majors at Aquinas. Tom has taught in the CIS department of Aquinas College since 2007.
 
Carlus Henry

Carlus Henry
Lecturer of Computer Information Systems
E-mail: carlus.henry@aquinas.edu

 

>Read Carlus' interview with JavaWorld about his career in software development.

Carlus Henry earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Systems from Aquinas College. He has worked for Gordon Food Service as a Software Developer, for ISD as a Tech Team Lead, as a Software Developer Consultant for Process Professionals, and most recently as a Software Developer Consultant at Impact Business Group. Carlus coordinates a Java developers’ user group in Grand Rapids, and will be sharing his operating system and development skills with beginning CIS majors in the department. Carlus has taught in the CIS department of Aquinas College since 2009.
 
Rob Ignatoski Rob Ignatoski
Lecturer of Computer Information Systems
E-mail: rob.ignatoski@aquinas.edu
Rob Ignatoski earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Systems from Aquinas College. He has worked for Infor Global Solutions, Inc. (a Grand Rapids manufacturing software company) in Development and Technical Support for over 20 years. Most recently, he has been concentrated on the implementation and troubleshooting of supply chain XML scripting between automotive trading partners. Rob shares his knowledge as he teaches students to use spreadsheet and presentation graphics applications in a business environment. Rob has taught in the CIS department of Aquinas College since 2010.
 
Joyce LaFleur Joyce LaFleur
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (616) 632-2106
E-mail: laflejoy@aquinas.edu
Office: AB 350
Joyce LaFleur earned her Master’s in Management from Aquinas College in 1995, as well as a Bachelor’s in Science in 1982 from Aquinas. She also possesses an Associate’s degree in Executive Secretarial Applied Science from Ferris State University. She has served Aquinas for over 30 years in the Information Technology department; most recently (and currently) as the head of this department. Ms. LaFleur brings her wide range of knowledge and experience to the classroom in her sections of Computer Technology, where she showcases many of the “latest and greatest” technology advances and innovations, while also providing a revealing background of the history and development of the field from personal experience. She also teaches Word Processing and Spreadsheet courses, and has contributed to the CIS department in an adjunct capacity since 2006.
 
Randy MacGeorge Randy MacGeorge
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (616) 632-8900 ext. 3971
E-mail: macgeran@aquinas.edu
Randy MacGeorge earned his Master’s in Management from Aquinas College, and his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Grand Valley State University. He began his career teaching and working in Residence Life at Ferris State University, but then moved to Aquinas College in a Res Life capacity. He has worked in various capacities at Aquinas for almost 25 years, and is currently serving as Campus Logistics Coordinator. Randy teaches sections of the Introduction to Spreadsheets course, presenting not “from an expert viewpoint, but from that of an end-user of the application in daily work.” He has taught at Aquinas since 2004.
 
  Mark Madrilejo
Lecturer of Computer Information Systems
E-mail: mark.madrilejo@aquinas.edu
Mark Madrilejo teaches Database Theory to Aquinas CIS and MIS majors. Currently employed full-time locally at network 180 as a developer, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, his MBA at Western Michigan University, and his MA in Business Administration at U of M with an emphasis on information systems. Mark's career has spanned academia and local industry as he has served in systems development, analyst, and graduate school instruction capacities. Mark has been teaching for the Aquinas CIS department in an adjunct capacity since 2012.
 
Joe Smith Joe Smith
Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems
E-mail: smithjos@aquinas.edu
Joseph Smith received his Bachelor’s Degree in both Computer Science and Mathematics from Albion College, and earned his Master’s in Computer Information Systems at Grand Valley State University. Currently, Joe teaches Math and Computer Science at Forest Hills Schools, and has worked as a database development contractor locally at both Steelcase and Consumer’s Energy. Joe shares his passion for programming with beginning CIS majors, and also teaches introductory concepts and database technology courses. He has been teaching for the Aquinas CIS department in an adjunct capacity since 2000.
 
Brad Vedders Brad Vedders
Lecturer of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (616) 632-2103
E-mail: veddebra@aquinas.edu
Office: AB 350

Brad Vedders received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Aquinas College. He has served Aquinas College as a network administrator for 12 years. Mr. Vedders brings his hands-on experience to the classroom through multiple Windows networking courses for the CIS Department. He has taught in an adjunct capacity since 2011.

 
Greg Vedders Greg Vedders
Lecturer of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (616) 632-2104
E-mail: veddegre@aquinas.edu
Office: AB 350
Greg has taught in the CIS department of Aquinas College since 2009.
 

Jeremy Wood

Lecturer of Computer Information Systems

Phone: (616) 632-2859

E-mail: woodjer@aquinas.edu

Office: Hruby 132

Jeremy Wood received his Bachelor’s Degree from Aquinas College, majoring in CIS and Mathematics. He has served Aquinas College in the Admissions Department for 12 years, 8 of these as the Coordinator of Information Systems. Mr. Wood brings his experience to the classroom through Technology (Spreadsheets) courses for the CIS Department. He has taught in an adjunct capacity since 2010.

 
Paul Zimmerman Paul Zimmerman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (616) 363-9971
E-mail: zimmepau@aquinas.edu
Paul Zimmerman earned his Bachelor’s of Professional Studies at the State University of New York, Brockport. He has worked in the computer industry for over 25 years, first as a computer programmer, then into a self-employed capacity as the president and owner of Computer Concepts, a web design firm. Mr. Zimmerman wrote three internationally published textbooks on web development, and has a great passion for all things “internet.” He brings this experience and excitement to bear in his introductory and advanced web development courses, instructing in the “latest and greatest” web applications as well as the Adobe design environment. Paul has taught at Aquinas since 2000.