Frank Vanecek, DBA, is an honorary member of the Norwich University class of 2010 and has dedicated 47 years of his teaching profession to Norwich University advancing in the academic ranks from instructor, to full professor, to Department Chair, to Dean, to Vice President for Academic affairs, to Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Technology. He is currently teaching full time in the Senator Patrick Leahy School of Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing.
Dr. Vanecek received a BS degree in Computer Science from University of Dayton, a MS in Computer Science from W.P.I. and a doctorate in Business Administration from Kent State University.
In addition to implementing the initial computer science degree programs at Norwich University, Dr. Vanecek served as the Director of University Transition in the early 90’s, overseeing the movement of the Montpelier-based Vermont College students to the Northfield campus, thus establishing today’s current campus configuration.
While on sabbatical (’86), Professor Vanecek was Chairman of the Information Science Department at the University of Guam where he developed the groundwork for the implementation of a computer/accounting training program for the governments of Palau, Truk, and Guam - funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior. During a second sabbatical (’95-‘98), Professor Vanecek held the position of Chairman of the Computer Information Systems Department at the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. Additionally, Professor Vanecek was awarded a "Malone Fellowship" by the National Council on U.S./Arab Relations to participate in a three month summer research/lecture program in Tunisia in 1989.
Dr. Vanecek was attracted to Norwich by the Corps of Cadets and all the great students he had met. A stimulating professor in the classroom, he not only provides strong academic theory and practice to prepare students for success in the business world, he believes students need to leave Norwich knowing that they need to set an example for the rest of the country with honesty, teamwork, and support of the nation.