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Technology Services

TS Leadership Team

Bao Johri

Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer 

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Phone: 559.278.1500


Bao leads the Technology Services Division, an 85 member team, across 10 departments, ranging from Classroom Video Services to Network Engineering that supports over 25,000 students and 2,500 employees.  With over 20 years of strong experience in higher education, K-12 and the private sector, Johri brings to the University an inclusive and transformational leadership approach. A one-time elementary school teacher and community college lecturer, she also previously worked as an IT manager in sectors from real estate to energy. Learn more about Bao Johri.

Robert Guinn

Deputy Chief Information Officer

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Phone: 559.278.5765


Guinn has served the University for over 13 years, joining as a manager overseeing the Information Services team, then as director of Enterprise Applications before becoming deputy CIO in 2017.Prior to joining Fresno State, Guinn spent 18 years in the private sector managing and overseeing financial systems, human resources and payroll systems, fixed asset and intranet solutions for Gottschalks department stores. A Bulldog at heart, Guinn earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration (accountancy) from Fresno State.

Brad Barker

Senior Director of Cloud Strategies, Infrastructure &  Technology Support

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Phone: 559.278.2763


Brad is a Fresno State alum who returned to campus to lead a large mainframe migration project; intending it to be a short engagement but ended up enjoying it so much he elected to stay on. He finds great joy and satisfaction working in higher education, honored to be surrounded by smart and energetic people collaborating to educate future generations. He is currently interested in identifying and empowering new leaders and re-equipping current employees with updated technology skills. He is certified in change management, and passionate about integrating best change management practices into new technology initiatives.

Mike Garvey

Director of Classroom Technologies, Telecom, Operations & Networks

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Phone: 559.278.6635


Mike began his career at Fresno State in May of 2000 as a Unix Systems Administrator and since then has held a number of positions within the Technology Services Division, such as - Unix Team Lead; Manager of the Systems Team (Windows and Unix); Associate Director of Systems, Networking and Academic Liaisons, and now  Director of Networks, Telecom, Field Operations, Classroom Technology & Zoom. After hours, Mike enjoys woodworking and spending time with his family. 

Harry Zahlis

Manager of Technology Support Services

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Phone: 559.278.6192


Harry serves as the Manager of Technology Support Services where he oversees liaison technicians across the campus. Harry started at Fresno State in August of 2018 and prior to that served in various technology roles at Fresno City College. He has been involved in technology in higher education for over 20 years, and served in local government for 10 years prior to beginning his higher education experience. Harry attended Fresno State where he earned a BA in Political Science in 1989.


Director of Enterprise Applications and Information Systems



Elise Rodriguez

Executive Assistant to the VP for IT and CIO

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Phone: 559.278.1807


Elise provides executive support to the Vice President for IT and also plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the Technology Services Division. In addition, she oversees all outgoing communications to the campus community; lightheartedly referring to herself as a “translator of tech talk” into common language that everyone can understand. Beginning her career in 2005, Elise has provided executive support for over 16 years to multiple University leaders at Fresno State.