Office of the Vice President & CIO

Dear Georgia Southern University Visitors,

Dr. Steven C. Burrell, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

I’m proud to lead 130 IT professionals in the delivery of technology services at Georgia Southern University.  These dedicated and enthusiastic professionals provide a wide range of services across every department. Georgia Southern University uses technology to enhance the mission of the institution through innovative applications and excellence in service to the University community.  We are inspired by our institutional mission and motivated by our students’ success.  Our technology vision includes the innovative application of technology for teaching and scholarship, as well as inspiring students to learn and grow as 21st-century world citizens. If you’re considering attending or working at this great institution, I think you’ll find our technological resources rival that of the largest institutions. We pride ourselves on providing personalized service and we’re focused on making IT AWESOME for you.



Executive Assistant
Ms. April Burke
912-GSU-VPIT (478-8748)


Steven C. Burrell is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for Georgia Southern University.   Dr. Burrell has more than 30 years of higher education technology leadership experience having previously held technology leadership positions at Colorado State University, Hutchinson Community College (Kansas), Plymouth State University (New Hampshire), and Saint Leo University (Florida). Dr. Burrell holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, a Masters degree in Education Technology, an Education Specialist degree in Leadership,  and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership.  He is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management.  Dr. Burrell has led innovative teams, a wide variety of successful technology projects, and valued technology services during his career. In addition, he has created leadership development programs to foster the next generation of CIOs and education leaders. His research interests are currently focused on developing IT leadership programs for women as well as IT talent management and organizational development.

The Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer is responsible for matters pertaining to the administration of technology and technology services for the University. In exercising the powers and duties of the office, the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer will, at the President’s discretion:

  • be charged with the administration of all technology systems used by the University, and have responsibility, custody and control of all information technology resources of the University.
  • develop, implement, and maintain policies necessary for the appropriate use and operation of technology systems at the University.
  • develop,  implement and assess effective plans for technology and technical services in the context of University’s mission and strategic priorities.
  • develop, implement, and maintain an information security plan consisting of a set of information security policies, standards, and guidelines that is consistent with the guidelines provided by the University System of Georgia.
  • provide appropriate and auditable information security controls in accordance with Board of Regents and the State of Georgia policies.

Curriculum Vitae


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