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Farokh Eslahi

As the Associate Provost for Information Technology he serves as Chief Iinformation Officer and oversees the planning, management, and direction of technology initiatives in support of both academic and administrative operations.


Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Arkansas State University, and BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Memphis.

Higher Ed experience

Farokh Eslahi joined UIS in November 1999 as the Director of Educational Technology, and has been in his current position since December 2005. Before joining UIS, he was Director of Client Services at the University of Memphis.

Farokh Eslahi have been teaching graduate and undergraduate Computer Science courses since 1986 for the Tennessee State Technical Institute, University of Memphis, and UIS.

Private Sector Experience

Defense Contract Audit Institute – lead programmer


ACM, IEEE, Educause, University Technology Management Team (UTMT), Academic Technology Committee


Office: BRK 180
Phone: (217) 206-7352

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