Name: Sylvester Otiji
Department: School of Business Administration
Sylvester is an Urban and Regional Planner, Information Technology and Computer Network and Computer Network Security educator with over 10 years of experience. He was born in West Africa but grew up in France, Spain, and Italy. At the urging of his 19 year old wife, an American from “Windy-City” Chicago, I abandoned Spanish and European lifestyle and migrated to the United States. American life-style was so exciting that I decided to become an American citizen in the 1980s. Karen and I have three wonderful children, a girl and two boys. Our daughter is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park. My career in US started at General Services Administration, DC as a Senior Planner where I prepared and wrote new building construction, alterations and acquisitions budget prospectus for the US Congress. I was project manager for FBI Construction projects; US Marshal, EPA, International trade Center etc. I worked for the Smithsonian Institution, DC as an Administrator. I started and ran an IT company as Chief Operating Officer/president for over 10 years. I attended University of Dijon, Dijon, France, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, Columbus international College, Seville, Spain and Tran-World Tutorial College, Jersey, England. Currently a doctoral student, I earned Masters degrees in MIS, Urban Studies, and Diplomas in Bus. Admin, Sales Mgt. & Marketing. I speak French, Spanish, & Italian languages.