Computer Lab

Professor Richard Senker,  Ybor City Campus

Computer Science          

Rich Senker


Richard is a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at the Ybor City campus of Hillsborough Community College. From January of 2011 until August 2014 Richard served as the Director of Instructional Technology at HCC. Richard has worked in higher education for more than 18 years at a variety of institutions, both public and private. Before moving to HCC, he worked in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida.  Richard is a doctoral candidate in Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida (USF). He earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at USF, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. His research interests include online learning, digital literacy, teaching with technology, digital multimedia and visual/graphic communication. When not teaching Richard enjoys traveling in the Caribbean and scuba diving.


Associate Professor Ian Gibbons,  Ybor City Campus

Computer Science   


Ian Gibbons is presently an instructor of computer science at Hillsborough Community College (HCC).

Mr. Gibbons has more than 25 years of information technology experience with a broad range of technical and managerial experience. During his career he has made significant contributions to business objectives in the following areas: Applications Development Management, IT Education, and IT Operations and Network Support.

Prior to joining HCC, Mr. Gibbons held senior leadership positions with Lucent Technologies. In his last position at Lucent he served as CIO for Real Estate, Law, Intellectual Property and other Corporate Centers, responsible for translating high-level strategic initiatives into application architectures and or projects that met customer requirements on a timely basis. He supported, managed and coached a highly productive staff of information systems professionals in the development and maintenance of client/server and Web applications. At AT&T’s Technical Education Center Ian held positions as a technical education manager and instructor in their data communications and programming curriculums.

Hobbies: Reading and Travel


You can contact Mr. Gibbons in his office at 1-813-253-7577 or by e-mail at


Lab Technician Randal Hurst,  Ybor City Campus

Computer Science Department

  • HCC Graduate Class of 2003
  • Computer Hardware and Software Training
  • Currently enrolled at USF as an undergraduate student College of Education
  • Has been an employee of the Ybor Computer Science Department since 2000
  •  Former student assistant and part-time Lab Technician
  • Currently employed as  a full-time Lab assistant

Welcome to the Ybor City Computer Science Department.

You can contact Mr. Hurst in the lab at 1-813-253-7616 or by e-mail at