As the Director of Enterprise Applications, Andrew West, a technology thought-leader and entrepreneur, joined Prairie View's Dynamic Center of Information Technology Excellence in 2022. In addition, he is an Advisory Team Member for the Propel Center Apple Grant Initiative. West earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a 2016 HIVE Global Scholar (Harvard University Innovation Lab) and aspiring Technology Attorney. He has been featured in Microsoft's Born to Learn EdTech Blog, Innov8Tiv Magazine, Computerworld Magazine, and the Dice career blog. In addition, he is the author of "The Modern CEO: Technology Tools, Innovation & Guidebook for Today's Tech-Savvy Leader" and has been spotlighted in the Top 40 under 40 in the Houston business journal. West has also studied Spanish in Madrid, Spain, at Enforex Spanish Language School.
Andrew West is the Chief Executive Officer of the Houston-based Cambridge Labs, a technology consultancy specializing in IT Infrastructure Solutions, Mobile Application Development, and Big Data Analytics. He is a highly proficient systems thinker and project manager, employing the Agile Scrum Methodology, and holds an Advanced Scrum Master (A-CSM) designation. West serves as a Board Member of the Impakt Foundation; a Nonprofit organization focused on helping youth within the Greater Houston Area and The Spring-The Woodlands-Huntsville Texas Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is also an active member of the National Association of Realtors. Andrew West has gained a wealth of knowledge working over twenty-two (22) years in various leadership capacities with organizations such as CNN, MCI Worldcom, Capital One Bank, Dillard University, Algiers Charter Schools Consortium, Berkshire Hathaway, Shell, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, and The Entergy Corporation. Above all, Andrew West is committed to mentoring aspiring minorities in technology and bridging the digital divide. In his spare time, he enjoys international travel and Luxury Real Estate.