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October 19, 2020
He's responsible for the management and operations of both the Mount Carmel and North Haven help desks. He also manages all technology services the university provides to faculty, staff and students, as well as many alumni and guests of the university.
For his efforts, he is being awarded Quinnipiac’s most prestigious staff award, the Center for Excellence in Service to Students award.
“The frantic and hectic technology logistics of moving to an online learning environment and an online administrative environment will forever be the greatest challenges Joe faced in his wonderful career at Quinnipiac. But, in fact, Joe was ready,” said Fred Tarca, vice president, chief information and technology officer. “And Joe never once backed away from these challenges, but actually did the opposite. When he felt it was too much to ask of his direct reports, he went into the office himself, packed boxes and mailed them to students; prepared laptops as loaners; shut down computers under his direction in order to save on power costs and stayed at his desk to answer the phone calls that poured in looking for help.”
Tarca added that Podsiadlo will always be a “go-to guy.” Tarca explained that he always wants Podsiadlo on his team and that he will forever put others’ needs before his own.
“I can only imagine how many more time Joe’s unselfishness was displayed when no one was around to witness his true acts of service,” said Tarca.
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