President EC-Council University
Over a span of 20 years, Lata Bavisi has had a very exciting career with experiences in different industries across the globe. As a trained attorney, she has been able to help steer many of these organizations. These roles manifested into leadership positions which benefited the organizations greatly as she played a pivotal role to help corporate growth. She has over 15 years of experience as a member of the board of EC-Council in Asia, which is noted as one of the world’s largest information security certification bodies.
The decision of joining EC Council University as the Vice President was the result of her passion for academia, and her knowledge of the educational industry was instrumental in implementing cyber security knowledge into academe, with an aim to achieve practical results in the “real world”.
The diverse roles of her career have given her the skills, abilities, and experience to enable her to view the Vice President’s role from three complementary perspectives: as an educator, responsible for facilitating students’ growth and learning; as an “education end-user,” understanding the needs of those who employ our graduates; and as a leader of an institution, understanding the need of creating an institution that exudes quality, excellence and innovation in all that it does to ensure its success.
In the Board meeting of October 2017, the Board unanimously recognized Lata’s contribution in the transformation of the university and promoted her to the position of President, effective November 1, 2017.
Dr. Stan Lopez
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction / Bilingual Education, New Mexico State University; Master of Arts in Education Administration and Bilingual Education, New Mexico State University; Bachelor of Arts in Spanish / Education, Western New Mexico University
Dr. Lopez served in the U. S. Navy for 22 years as a Cryptologic Specialist primarily working in the field of linguistics translating Polish, Russian, and Spanish languages.
He served New Mexico State University (NMSU) for 18 years. He joined NMSU in 1992 from College of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM where he served as a faculty member, then as a Department Head, and Dean. Dr. Lopez initially started in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction as a faculty member and Director of the Teacher Cooperative Education Program, later becoming Director of the American Reads/Counts Program, and Director of Field Placements. In this capacity, he dealt with hundreds of students and literally all schools and districts in the College of Education (COE) service area. He also served as Interim Associate Dean (COE) during the Spring Semester, 2003. During his tenure, Dr. Lopez taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher preparation topics and methods including: educational foundations, reading, social studies, foreign languages, business education, classroom management, multicultural education, bilingual education, curriculum development, education evaluation, and research. He served on numerous Master’s committees, and has chaired or served on many Doctoral committees over this time frame, and served on a variety of committees, groups, and task forces in the COE, at the University level and at the State level. Of note, he was a certified examiner for NCATE accreditation of colleges across New Mexico. He was also elected as a Senator on Faculty Senate, and retired from NMSU early in the Fall Semester 2010 semester as College Professor Emeritus. Since retirement, he has returned to teaching in a distance learning environment (graduate and doctoral level courses) since 2014 for Capella University, and is currently the Interim Dean for EC Council University.
Nicole McFarling, M.A
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Specialties and Counselor Education, The University of New Mexico (Anticipated graduation January 2018); Master of Arts in Special Education (Adult Learning, Behavior and Autism (2007); Bachelor of Arts in English (World Literature and Writing)
Genevieve Buskirk, M.A
Registrar and Student Services Manager
Master of Arts in Sociology, New Mexico State University; Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, New Mexico State University Worked at New Mexico State University (Domestic and International Admissions), Dona Ana Community College (High school recruiting and admissions), and Brown Mackie College (Registrar)
Recruiting and Outreach Specialist
Pursuing his BSCS and MSCS in Cyber Security at EC-Council University; Associate of Arts in Advertising Arts and Marketing. Served in the United States Army for 11 years
Finance and Office Administrator
Worked in Administration as Administrative and Executive Assistant in the Casino and Hospitality industries for 20+ years. Worked in Accounts Payables and Receivables in the Oil & Gas Industry for 7 years. Full Charge Bookkeeper for 2 Burger King Stores for 3 years.
Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) with emphasis on Information Technology Management, Capella University, Master of Science degree in Information Systems, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Associate of Arts in General Studies, City Colleges, Bachelors of Arts in Information Systems Management, University of Maryland, Masters of Science in Management Information Systems, University of Phoenix
PhD in Organization and Management, Information Technology Management specialization, Capella University, Masters of Business Administration, Information Systems Emphasis, University of Redlands, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of California at Riverside
Master of Science Computer Science, Norfolk State University; Bachelors Business Administration in Information Systems, Monroe College
Brian Kirkpatrick, J.D.
Juris Doctor, Texas A&M University; Master of Arts in Applied Economics, Southern Methodist University; Bachelor of Science in Economics, Texas A&M University
Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysical Chemistry, University of New Mexico;
Master of Science in Chemistry, University of New Mexico;
Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, University of New Mexico
Yuri Diogenes, MS
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Intelligence and Forensics Investigation from UTICA College; MBA from FGV Brazil. CISSP, E|CEH, E|CSA, CompTIA, Security+, CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certified, CompTIA Mobility+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Cloud+, CASP, MCSE and MCTS.
Master of Science in Information Technology, Strayer University; Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Excelsior College.
Doctor of Philosophy, Management and Andragogy, Texas Woman’s University; Master of Education, Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman’s University; Bachelor of Arts, Texas Woman’s University.
Juris Doctorate, McGill University; Master of Science, Computer Science, Dalhousie University; Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, University of Ottawa.
Master of Science, Network Security, Capitol College; Bachelor of Science, City University; Associate Degree, University of Maryland, Asian Division
BS, ITT Technical Institute; MS, Capella University
MBA, Concentration in Supply Chain Management, Strayer University; Master of Engineering Management Old Dominion University; BS Industrial Engineering, Minor in Spanish, Louisiana State University, Professional Engineer Licensed in Virginia
Canidate for Doctorate of Philosophy: Public Policy and Administration, Walden University; Master Business Administration, National University; Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University
Ph.D. – Vocational and Technical Education, Virginia Tech; MS – Technology Education, Central Connecticut State University; BS- Industrial Arts Education, State University of New York at Oswego
Master of Science, Information Security and Assurance, Western Governors University; Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Security, American Military University.
Juris Doctorate, Suffolk University Law School; Master of Science, Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College; LLM, Leicester University; MBA, Babson College; Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Northeastern Univeristy.