Spotlight On: Demetrios Roubos

Galloway, N.J. –  Demetrios Roubos, information security officer at Stockton, was recently named one of the “Top 10 Most Visionary Leaders Transforming Education in 2024” by CIO Look. 

Esports by the numbers

🕹️ 100 competitors in any given semester

🕹️ 150 casual participants in the community

🕹️ 1,000+ Discord server members

🕹️ 10,000+ hours of esports lab usage fall 23

🕹️ 350K impressions

🕹️ 2 consecutive global finals


Spring 2023 competitive teams results (21 teams fielded in total)

🕹️ 2 Tournament Winners (First Place)

🕹️ 1 Tournament Finalist (Second Place)

🕹️ 2 Quarterfinalist (Third/Fourth Place)

🕹️ 16 Playoff finishes, 5 regular season finishes

More teams made playoffs than didn’t by a 3:1 ratio

Demetrios RoubosRoubos noted this recognition is particularly significant as it underscores the importance of innovation in the evolving landscape of higher education. 

"Being named among the Top 10 Most Visionary Leaders Transforming Education in 2024 highlights the impact of pioneering at the intersection of cybersecurity and esports. It's a testament to the hard work and dedication that goes into pushing the boundaries of traditional education models," Roubos commented. 

His focus at Stockton has been on driving innovation and embracing new challenges. The development of the esports program, which gained global recognition, is a prime example.

"Despite limited resources, we've managed to create a program that not only competes internationally but also sets a new standard in educational esports. This achievement is a reflection of my commitment to leveraging technology and fostering a culture of empowerment and leadership among students," Roubos reflected. "Pioneering initiatives like Stockton Esports and the Office of Information Security have been instrumental in positioning Stockton as a forward-thinking institution.

These initiatives represent more than just technological advancements; they are about creating new pathways for learning and engaging in the digital age. There's a sea of change coming in how technology and innovation are integrated into higher education, and I am excited to be at the forefront of this transformation at Stockton."

Reported by Mandee McCullough

Photo courtesy of Graphics Department