CIS welcomes two new staff members – Aasim Rizvi and Keith Lawton

CIS welcomes two new staff members that recently joined the User Support Group at CIS-  Aasim Rizvi and Keith Lawton

Aasim Rizvi is the Departmental Technical Analyst (DTA) for Admission, Financial Aid, Dean of Faculty, and the Dean of Students.  The position is a joint position between Admission/Financial Aid and CIS.  Aasim will help the Admission Office and Financial Aid with data analysis, use of software like Recruitment Plus and PowerFAIDS, and help with IT-related matters.  At CIS, Aasim is part of the User Support team that provides support to faculty, staff, and students for hardware and software and helps staff the Help Desk.

Aasim is a recent graduate of Cal Poly Pomona.  He received his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Computer Information Systems.  Aasim’s previous work history includes web development and help desk.  His interests are in technology, design, reading, blogging, film, and music.

Keith Lawton is the Departmental Technical Analyst for the Business Affairs Office and the Office of College Advancement.  Keith will help these two offices with their administrative functions.  He will provide training, help with hardware/software, and help staff the Help Desk.  As the DTA for Advancement, he will also help as needed with Advancement-related events.

Keith comes directly from Pitzer College where he developed and taught technical workshops for faculty and staff and worked as the Help Desk Coordinator and Software Support Specialist for the past two and a half years. Previous to that, he also worked at Claremont McKenna College creating and teaching dozens of technical workshops and then as the Help Desk Manager.  Keith is a Microsoft Certified Master Instructor (MOS Certified) and comes to Harvey Mudd with a strong computer support and technical training background. Before local CompUSA stores disappeared, Keith was a technology instructor for five CompUSA locations where he taught hundreds of software classes to the general public and local businesses. His MOS Certification gives him expert knowledge levels in most Microsoft products. Additionally, he has taught many classes in Digital Image Editing (Photoshop), Web Design (Dreamweaver, Flash), Email (Outlook), Internet Research and most recently… Microsoft Office 2007. He’s already using MS Office 2010 in anticipation of HMC’s staff and faculty migration to MS Office 2010 sometime in the near future. Keith is excited about his new HMC post because it will allow him to blend two of his passions… working with the latest, greatest technology and sharing it with others.

Aasim Rizvi can be reached at (909) 621-8575 or at, and Keith Lawton can be reached at (909) 627-2897 or at

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