Experienced, professional IT manager and PMP and Scrum certified project manager
2016 - Present Director of Business Relations, Application Solutions Group, Georgia State University
Georgia State University is a public research university in downtown Atlanta with five additional campuses in the Atlanta metropolitan area. GSU is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities with nine colleges and a student population of approximately 54,000, including 43,000 undergraduates.
I work for the Application Solutions group of the Instructional Innovation and Technology division. I manage a group tasked with developing business relations between the Application Solutions group and other units at the university. I also manage a group which develops data visualizations for various units of the university.
2010 - 2015 Director of Information Systems, Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia Perimeter College was a 22,000 student junior college with five campuses in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. It was the fourth largest institution in the University System of Georgia. In 2016, Georgia Perimeter College became Perimeter College of Georgia State University. At Georgia Perimeter College I managed a 16 person staff responsible for student and financial computing systems and web technology. I also had responsibilities for program and project management and data warehousing.
2007 - 2009 - Senior Project Manager, Collegiate Project Services, Columbia, South Carolina.
Collegiate Project Services is a project management firm specializing in ERP projects for higher education clients. CPS has worked with more than 130 institutions in over 22 years. I managed institutional readiness assessments preceeding ERP projects and ERP vendor selection projects for domestic and international higher education clients.
1996 - 2007 - Chief Information Officer, Mercer University, Macon/Atlanta, Georgia
With more than 8,200 students enrolled in 11 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah, and at four Regional Academic Centers around Georgia, Mercer University is one of America's oldest (1833) and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral-level degrees.
I managed more than 40 people with overall responsibility for Information Technology including IT strategic planning, academic learning systems, administrative computer applications, networking, web services, user support, computer labs, mainframe/server administration and security for a major four-campus university.
1989 - 1996 - Director of Computer Applications Development, Mercer University, Macon/Atlanta, Georgia.
I managed an eight person computer applications development staff. I managed projects including implementation and maintenance of financial systems (accounting, accounts payable, purchasing, accounts receivable, fixed assets); payroll/human resource systems; student information systems (admissions, student records, student accounts, financial aid); web interfaces to legacy systems; web portals; course management systems, student insurance systems; synchronous and asynchronous interfaces between administrative systems and ancillary systems; change from quarter to semester systems; startup of five schools and merger of two schools into a university's administrative systems.
1989 Project Manager, Bond University, Surfer's Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Founded in 1989, Bond University is the first private university in Australia and is now one of Australia's leading institutions of higher education. Taking a leave of absence from Mercer University, I managed the implementation of the initial administrative systems at Bond University including the student information, hr/payroll and financial systems.
1979 - 1988 - Senior Computer System Analyst: Mercer University, Macon/Atlanta Georgia,
I designed, wrote, and/or installed accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and fixed assets systems; payroll/human resource systems; admissions, student records, student accounts, alumni and development systems and financial aid systems.