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Marshall’s hotshot cyber security director dives into the action

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  • Marshall University welcomes Dr. Henry Collier as the new executive director of the Institute for Cyber Security.
  • State lawmakers approved funding for Marshall to build a Cyber Security Center, making it the second of its kind on a college campus in the U.S.

Marshall University is gearing up to welcome Dr. Henry Collier as the first executive director of the Institute for Cyber Security. With over 30 years of experience in cyber security, Collier plans to inspire students to pursue careers in the industry. State lawmakers have approved funding for Marshall to build a Cyber Security Center in Huntington, making it the second of its kind on a college campus in the U.S. Collier aims to provide students with a variety of experiences in cyber security to help them make informed career choices. He also hopes to expand classified research opportunities for graduate-level students by working with DOD agencies. With a strong military background, Collier believes he can effectively communicate and build relationships within the field of cyber security. The Marshall Provost, Dr. Avinandan “Avi” Mukherjee, expressed confidence in Collier’s qualifications and unique experience, positioning him as the ideal candidate to lead Marshall’s excellence in cyber security.


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