Jason Pistillo

University of Advancing Technology
Tempe, AZ

PistilloJason has been a leader in the higher education industry for 18 years. He is the CEO and President of a boutique, high-end private college: the University of Advancing Technology (UAT). Amongst other endeavors, Jason is also the Chairman of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (AZBPPE). Jason has developed and taught curricula in the fields of software engineering, thinking strategies, information assurance, leadership and analytical systems. His commitments to the educational community, life-long learning, personal growth and development culminate in his joy of educating future leaders in the fields of advancing technology. Jason currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering and is a graduate of the Ken Blanchard Executive MBA program at Grand Canyon University. He is an Arizona Valley Leadership Alumni. In addition to serving on the AZSBPPE, he currently serves as a member of the board for the East Valley Institute of Technology Foundation, and the Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking. UAT is a small, private college committed to educating technophiles from around the globe. For almost three decades, the University has provided students with a unique and specialized opportunity for higher education. With over 1,000 students studying a diverse suite of technology-focused bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the University graduates many students that have gone to work for a myriad of Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Government.

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