Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

Department of Homeland Security

CAE Point of Contact (POC)

John Sands

The Moraine Valley Community College Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) in operated in the Computer Integrated Technologies Department and is managed by Dr. John Sands who serves as the Point of Contact (POC).

Stanley Kostka

Stan Kostka is the manager of the CAE Midwest Regional Hub and serves as co-POC for the center.

CAE Midwest Regional Hub

The faculty and staff at Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) serves as a CAE Midwest Regional Hub.  The hub serves 72 institution across 10 states. The CAE Midwest Hub actively leads the efforts to build a community of excellence and continuous improvement and best practices in cyber education. This includes providing faculty development opportunities, promoting collaboration between institutions, and pursuing and disseminating grant opportunities. As a regional hub our team also promotes and operates several student-oriented activities and competitions.

The Midwest region hub supports and promotes the CAE program in highlighting the excellence and uniqueness of the programs in the Midwest Region. Members of our team are also very active in mentoring new institutions in the CAE application process and supporting schools preparing for re-designation.

CAE Midwest Regional Hub

  • Illinois: 13
  • Indiana: 5
  • Iowa: 1
  • Kansas: 6
  • Michigan: 13
  • Minnesota: 6
  • Missouri: 7
  • Nebraska: 5
  • Ohio: 12
  • Wisconsin: 4