MVCC has recently named Seyed Akhavi to the position of Dean of the Center for Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Applied Technology.
He holds an M.S. and a B.E. in electrical engineering from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and currently is completing his PhD degree in Leadership for Higher Education at Capella University.
Akhavi has held several positions in the private sector, most notably as President of MicroNet International, Inc., an Ohio based company that provided engineering and computer networking services to local and international companies.
He has also held the position of Dean, Information and Engineering Technologies at Eastern Gateway Community College, formerly known as Jefferson Community College, and most recently, Dean of Technology - Engineering and Information Technologies Division of the Technical Career Institutes in Manhattan.