Ike Barton

Biography

Ike has over 25 years of experience in information technology with more than 20 years specializing in the area of infrastructure services at Valdosta State University. For over 10 years, Ike laid the foundation, strategic vision and direction for IT’s Enterprise Infrastructure Services department, which encompasses the data center, networking and telecommunications teams at VSU. Under Ike’s leadership, the infrastructure team has worked to not only provide reliable data connectivity and wireless access to every area across campus, but also develop a state-of-the-art data center that houses most of the university’s enterprise systems. His areas of expertise include management, strategic planning, servers and storage, wired and wireless networking, VoIP, project planning, research and testing of advanced technologies, back-end support and training.  For the past two years, Ike has led IT's Enterprise Applications and the Project Management units at VSU.  Ike is also an Information Technology Certified Project Manager and Program and Portfolio Management Certified.