Zachery Mitcham


Zachery S. Mitcham, MSA is the Chief Information Security and Compliance Officer at North Carolina Central University, where he plays a significant role in the strategic planning and policy development for information technology security programs. Zachery has over 35 years of combined practical experience working in the field of operations and information systems security with the, University of North Carolina Wilmington, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, State of North Carolina University System, and the Department of Defense which included accrediting sensitive compartmentalized Information facilities within the Central Region of Europe. Specifically, V Corps Headquarters. He is a 20 year veteran of the United States Army where he retired as a Major. He earned his BBA in Business Administration from Mercer University-Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. He also earned an MSA in Administration from Central Michigan University. Zachery graduated from the United States Army School of Information Technology where he earned a diploma with a concentration in systems automation. He completed a graduate studies professional development program earning a Strategic Management Graduate Certificate at Harvard University extension school. Mr. Mitcham holds several computer security certificates from various institutions of higher education to include Stanford, Villanova, Carnegie-Mellon Universities, and the University of Central Florida. He is certified as a Chief Information Security Officer by the EC-Council and a Certified Computer Security Incident Handler from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Zachery received his Information Systems Security Management credentials as an Information Systems Security Officer from the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Accreditations Course in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He serves his community by providing weekly spiritual education to the incarcerated and serving on the New Hanover County Board of Health. Zachery is married to the former Angela Thompson, University of Tennessee graduate with two children. A daughter Gracian Williamson, University of Tennessee graduate with an MBA in management, 2 granddaughters Grace and Faith and a son, Emmanuel, University of Pennsylvania graduate. He credits all of his success in life to his faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • HEISC Governance, Risk, and Compliance Working Group
    • Member: 2017 - Present
  • HEISC Metrics Working Group
    • Member: 2012 - 2013
  • HEISC Awareness and Training Working Group
    • Member: 2010 - 2016