Harun A. Rashid, EMBA, of Hudson has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the board of trustees at Stark State College.
His term runs through Nov. 2, 2021.
Currently the vice president and chief information officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, Rashid has more than 25 years of information services experience. He came to Children’s from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he last served as vice president for global health services and vice president for tele-health services.
He has held several chief information officer positions in large-scale healthcare integrated delivery networks at Rush Health Systems, Gateway Health Systems and Jefferson Regional Medical Systems. He also served as the senior vice president over the rural and community division for Phoenix Health Systems hospitals nationwide.
Rashid has been recognized as one of the Top 100 CIOs in the country by CIO Magazine. He holds bachelor of science degrees in information systems and business management from the University of Alabama, and earned an executive master of business administration degree from the University of Arkansas.
He is a board member of the American Red Cross – Summit County, Ronald McDonald Charity House of Akron and a member of the Hudson Fiber Committee as well as a current member of the Leadership Akron Class 35.
More than a quarter of Stark State College students are Summit County residents, and the College has two Akron locations, including a new 68,400-square-foot facility on Perkins Street just off Route 8.
Other members of Stark State’s board are Jeffery A. Walters, chair; Alice C. Stephens, vice chair; Christopher J. Maurer; Fonda P. Williams; and Merle Griff, PhD.