OPSWAT COO Stephen Gorham Joins the iAdvocacy Board

The School of Information (iSchool) is proud to announce the appointment of Stephen Gorham, Chief Operating Officer at OPSWAT, to its iAdvocacy Board. As an esteemed alumnus, Stephen Gorham earned his master’s degree in information studies from FSU in 2004 and brings two decades of operational excellence and IT-focused leadership experience to this role.

Stephen GorhamThe iAdvocacy Board is a collection of dedicated alumni and industry leaders who promote the iSchool by providing advice and support through active and informed advocacy, collaborations, education, and community involvement that will result in a better learning experience and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students.

“Stephen Gorham’s long-standing and remarkable career in the field of information technology is a tremendous asset to the School of Information’s iAdvocacy Board,” said J. Barnes-Mitchell, EDI Program Coordinator/Internship Coordinator at the FSU School of Information. “His dedication and expertise bring a wealth of knowledge and experience not only to the board, but for our faculty, staff, and students. The iSchool’s Admin Team is delighted to welcome him aboard to actively contribute his time and industry insights, further propelling the board’s mission forward.”

Gorham has led large enterprise IT operations teams in various capacities, serving as the Vice President of Cyber Security & Infrastructure Capabilities for CompuCom, Vice President of Services for Extensys, Inc., and Vice President of Technology/CIO of Hillsborough Community College. He currently holds a CISSP and CySA+ certification and is a former CISO.

“I’m honored to join the iAdvocacy Board at FSU,” said Gorham. “The board is a testament to academic excellence and industry-academia collaboration, and I look forward to bringing my expertise and sharing evolving cybersecurity insights to help shape the school’s programs, foster student enrichment, and encourage innovation with our next class of graduates.”

The iAdvocacy Board was established in 2017 and currently has 23 board members. Each member plays a vital role in promoting the program’s success, advancing information and information technology education through mentorships and speaking engagements, and consistently sharing information about emerging products and applications entering the market.