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William Peace University Names Josh Frank Network Administrator

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Adds Hire with 10 Years Experience to Its Information Technology Team

Raleigh, NC, May 19, 2012 --( William Peace University (, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Josh Frank has joined the university as network administrator in its information technology department. In his position, he will be responsible for overseeing the university’s wired and wireless network infrastructure, Internet connection, phone and voicemail system, security technologies, physical and virtual server maintenance, and data and server backup system. Frank will provide second-level support for the systems administrator as part of the IT team as well. He has 10 years experience in information technology, including previous positions as an operations officer at GTech Networks in Hampton, Va., network manager at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington and systems administrator at the Wake County Register of Deeds.

“Given our dependence on technology today, an efficiently running IT system is crucial for success for any university,” said Frank. “I hope my lifetime interest in computers and information technology can provide the students, staff and faculty of William Peace University with the best and most secure connections available at present.”

“As we expand our curricula and size of our student body, it is crucial that we have the infrastructure and talent in place to take us to the next level for our communications and technology needs,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Josh’s background, education and knowledge about IT will allow William Peace University the opportunity to meet those needs now and in the future.”

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- Frank graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science in computer science.

- He is an organizer of the annual SparkCon creative conference in Raleigh, as well as a volunteer with Visual Art Exchange.

- A native of Atlanta, Frank resides in Raleigh with his wife, Annie, and their daughter, Sophie.

About William Peace University:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit

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