Criminal Justice Program Chair and Police Recertification Program Director join CIO in expanding academic talent at university
WATERBURY, Conn. (May 31, 2023) – As part of its commitment to recruiting and attracting the finest talent in higher education leadership and faculty, Post University is pleased to announce Adam Gorski, Ph.D., has been selected as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO). The university also welcomes new program leadership, including Criminal Justice Program Chair Kevin Hale and Police Recertification Program Director Matthew Reilly.
“Post is committed to attracting the absolute best higher education professionals who share our unwavering dedication to creating an environment of possibilities, rather than probable or predictable, to ensure every student and associate can thrive and succeed,” said Post University Chief Executive Officer & President John L. Hopkins. “We are thrilled to welcome Adam, Kevin and Matthew to the Post family and know their knowledge, experience and passion for education make them invaluable to our university’s community.”
As CIO, Adam Gorski, Ph.D., will be responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of technology initiatives, ensuring all digital resources align with the evolving needs of Post’s students and faculty. With more than 30 years serving in leadership roles within the technology industry, Gorski will also oversee the development of innovative technological solutions and foster a culture of data-driven decision-making. Before joining Post, he held leadership positions at Contour Global Management, The Timken Company, Element Solutions Inc., Stanley Black and Decker and more. Gorski earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Management, Digital Innovation and Transformation from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Conn.
Kevin Hale brings more than 30 years of law enforcement experience to his role as the new chair of the Criminal Justice Program where will be responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight to the program. Hale built a sterling career during his tenure as the chief of police for the Ansonia Police Department, where he launched several initiatives to reduce crime. He has served as president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association and the New England Association of Chiefs of Police. Hale received his MBA from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb., and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Conn. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Matthew Reilly will apply his extensive law enforcement and military experience to his new role as director of the University’s Police Recertification Program as he liaises with various police departments and oversees daily program operations. The Southbury native joins Post after serving on the Western District Major Crime Squad for the Connecticut State Police and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The U.S. Army and National Guard veteran earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Conn.