Joe Newton


Joe Newton is the Chief Technology Officer reporting to the CIO for Valdosta State University, where he plays a significant role in strategic planning and policy development for the university. Currently, he oversees IT Procurement, Strategic Planning, and special projects with a focus on instructional technology. He has lead a team of 30 professionals and 40 students whose projects included a data warehouse initiative with admissions and budget and expenditure analysis marts, strategic planning database, forklift upgrade of the campus wireless network, VoIP infrastructure implementation, and a re-organization of the Information Technology Division where personnel were broken out of their traditional, departmental silos and were grouped according to employment classifications and support areas for the entire university to improve effectiveness and efficiency. He holds and Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and plans to complete a Master's degree in Public Administration in 2016.