Assistant Director for External Relations and Strategic Initiatives
Kyle Hofer-Mora serves as Assistant Director for External Relations and Strategic Initiatives at Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI). In this capacity, Kyle works with a talented team focused on industry partnerships, as well as with faculty members, to strategically grow new graduate and professional programs. He is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to promote and expand HDSI’s program offerings and overall reach.
Kyle joins HDSI after four years as the Director of Business Analytics Graduate Programs at California Polytechnic State University, where he was instrumental in the launch and growth of a master’s program in business analytics, as well as professional certificates offered through a partnership between the College of Business and Extended Education. With responsibilities that included working with industry partners for student projects, organizing data analytics symposia, leading the Business Analytics Advisory Board, and serving as a member of the campus-wide Data Science Task Force, Kyle has formulated ways to ensure program offerings stay at the forefront of trends in this emerging and dynamic field and continue to meet the needs of the marketplace.
The bridge between academia and industry is a space in which Kyle is quite comfortable, having 10 years of experience in the financial services industry prior to joining the university setting. He holds an MBA in Global Business from Pepperdine University and a B.A. in Finance from CSU Fullerton.