Abraham George

Biography

Abraham George is in his sixth year of service as the Chief Information Officer at Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia. Prior to his appointment as the CIO, Mr. George served as the Executive Director of Computer Information and Networking Services of Columbus State University for four years. Abraham lead the strategic initiatives in the development of technology and information system management at Columbus State. Abraham has over 25 years of experience in information technology and systems management. His recent technology initiatives include business process/work flow to improve performance and efficiency in student services for academic affairs and Enrollment Management services, development of business intelligence (using OBIEE) for admissions, financial aid, university budget, student advising portal, learning management system (D2L)and academic productivity, provided leadership to complete 2016-2018 IT strategic plan and led successful completion of a 100% wireless campus networking project in 2014. Abraham's professional training programs include Leadership development training at Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University, Super computing training at University of Pittsburgh, Executive Leadership Institute at University System of Georgia, Institute of Educational Management from Harvard University and Computer policy leadership at Cornell University. Prior to joining Columbus State University, he was the Director of Networking Services and Academic Computing at Tuskegee University, Alabama. His professional affiliations include Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Association of Colleges and Universities Technology Advancement (ACUTA) in higher education (ACUTA), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc (IEEE) and Educause. Abraham also served as the chair of leadership development committee for the USG CIO Council leadership development committee, served as the member of Chancellor's Advisory Council for Shared Services and currently serving as the chair of USG CIO council accountability, Efficiency and Innovation committee. Abraham holds a BS and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Kerala University, India and Tuskegee University, USA respectively.

EDUCAUSE Presentations

Memberships

EDUCAUSE Primary Representative
ELI Member

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Southeast Regional Conference 2008 Program Committee
    • REGIONAL, 2007 - 2008
  • EDUCAUSE 2006 Program Committee
    • HISTORIC, 2006 - 2006