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Organizing Our Resources

A well-defined organizational structure provides direction and structure for all employees within an organization. This structure not only lays out official reporting relationships that regulate the workflow of the organization, but also provides flexibility for changes within the organization while allowing opportunities for growth. In IT Services, this facet of change management is important to the organization as the technology industry is ever-evolving.

As the ITS organizations at Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University adapt to consolidation, defining our organizational structure and communicating that structure allows us to provide clarity while also focusing our time and energy on the technology needs of the Georgia Southern, Armstrong, and Liberty campuses.

Executive Leadership Team

The Division of IT Services is led by the Chief Information Officer. The CIO has a group of direct reports who make up his Executive Leadership Team. This leadership team assists the CIO by communicating the vision and direction of the university and the division to the respective teams that they lead. Georgia Southern University’s ITS leadership team are as follows:

 

Ron Stalnaker,
Chief Information Officer

Ron Stalnaker brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education, corporate technology and leadership to his role as Chief Information Officer. Prior to his 12 years with Georgia Southern, he worked at IBM Global Services, leading projects and offering strategic guidance to Fortune 500 companies and state and local government entities.

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Ron Stalnaker brings more than 20 years of higher education and corporate technology and leadership experience to his current position. He began his career at Georgia Southern in 2005 as a Web Service Architect and has served in increasingly responsible roles. Prior to his appointment as Chief Information Officer, Stalnaker served as Associate CIO, a role in which he helped develop and manage the University’s Information Technology strategy, focusing on the institution’s long-range technology needs.

Prior to joining Georgia Southern, he worked at IBM Global Services, where he led, designed and managed technology projects for a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, state and local government entities, K-12 education and several non-profits. While at IBM, he provided strategic guidance to client leadership in the areas of web and mobile development, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation, fraud detection, risk and compliance.

Stalnaker earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Information Systems from Georgia Southern University and an Executive MBA from Auburn University.

 


Tim Moody,
Chief Technology Officer &
Deputy CIO

Tim Moody, an information technology leader with 23 years of industry experience, serves as the Chief Information Officer at Armstrong State University. Moody has excelled at Fortune 500 companies and in higher education and is recognized as a strategic technical innovator and accomplished IT executive.

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Tim Moody, an information technology leader with 23 years of industry experience, serves as the Chief Information Officer at Armstrong State University. He is responsible for strategy and implementation of all technology at the main campus in Savannah and the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville and serves as a key advisor on the President’s Cabinet at Armstrong.

Moody has excelled at Fortune 500 companies and in higher education and is recognized as a strategic technical innovator and accomplished IT executive. He has significant experience with the ITIL Service Management Framework and earned a Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement.

Moody joined Armstrong as the university’s Associate Chief Information Officer in 2014 and was subsequently promoted to interim chief information officer. During his tenure, he aligned the university’s Information Technology Services department with Armstrong’s strategic plan, managed the launch of Armstrong’s new website and optimized the university’s technology capabilities.

As CIO at Armstrong, Moody was responsible for strategy and implementation of all technology at the main campus in Savannah and the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville and served as a key advisor on the President’s Cabinet.

Before joining Armstrong, he served as the Chief Information Officer at College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Ga. and as the Director of Enterprise IT Services at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga. He also has extensive experience in the private sector, excelling as a consultant and technology architect as well as a manager for firms in the retail and publishing sectors.

Moody earned an M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University and a B.A. in History from the University of Georgia. He recently completed the University System of Georgia’s Executive Leadership Institute, an elite program offering leadership training, cross-mentoring, assessment, job shadowing and other opportunities, and serves as a member of the Technology Association of Georgia, EDUCAUSE, Oceans Exchange and The Creative Coast. Moody also works with the board of directors for Abilities Unlimited of Savannah.


Todd Aldrich,
Director of IT Business Services

Todd Aldrich brings a wealth of institutional and industry knowledge to his role as Director of IT Business Services. Todd is accomplished in the fields of accounting and business management with more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors in the Statesboro community.

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Todd Aldrich is a long-time associate with Georgia Southern University and brings a rich background of experiences both within the University and from private business in the Statesboro community. With more than 30 years in accounting and business management, he serves as the Director for IT Business Services within the Division of IT Services. He previously served the University in Human Resources and Financial and Business Services. Aldrich provides leadership for the division in business related processes and financial resource management.

A native of Statesboro, Aldrich began his business career by serving two local long-time businesses, providing both accounting and business management support. Additionally, he owned and operated a small business for 14 years. Aldrich earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.


April Burke,
Business Operations Manager

April Burke is an accomplished professional in the fields of marketing, communications and event planning, with more than 16 years of experience in communications, design, and creative roles. April brings a passion for innovative marketing strategies and enthusiasm for service to the Georgia Southern University community to her role as Business Operations Manager.

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April Burke first came to Georgia Southern University as a student in 1998 before beginning her career in the field of printing and publishing as editor-in-chief of the trade industry and local interest magazines owned by PS Publishing, Inc. As editor-in-chief, April was responsible for developing, writing, and producing articles but also managed the layout, design, and sales of vendor advertisements. After this publishing house was sold, April remained in the creative field, working for Mark Williams Studio, a photography firm in Swainsboro, GA, assisting with sales, artwork, and retouching of portraits, album layout, and framing.

Moving into the higher education arena in 2005, April began working in the Registrar’s Office at East Georgia College as Records Coordinator, assisting with registration, advisement, grade reporting, data verification, and graduation ceremony coordination. With a solid background in both creative and educational fields, April began working for the Dean in the College of Health Professions at Armstrong Atlantic State University (now Armstrong State University) after moving to Savannah in 2010. In 2011, April was hired at Georgia Southern University and has worked in increasingly responsible roles before being appointed as Business Operations Manager in 2016.


Pam Culberson,
Director of Academic
Technology Support

Pamela Culberson currently serves as Senior Director of Technology Support and Project Management at Armstrong State University. With more than 25 years of service at Armstrong, Pam brings an abundance of higher education technology support and leadership experience to her new role as Director of Academic Technology Support.

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Pamela Culberson is currently the Senior Director of Technology Support and Project Management at Armstrong State University. With more than 25 years of service at Armstrong, she brings a wealth of higher education technology support and leadership experience to her position. She has served on many campus strategic planning committees and is currently a member of the Faculty Senate Education Technology Committee.

Before joining Armstrong, Culberson served as an IT professional at Gordon College. She recently earned her MBA from Georgia Southern University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Armstrong State University.


Mike Fox,
Chief Information
Security Officer

In his 29-year career at Georgia Southern University, Mike Fox has been involved in a myriad of IT initiatives before being promoted to the role of Chief Information Security Officer in 2012. Mike places high priority on securing and protecting information entrusted to Georgia Southern University.

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Mike Fox joined Georgia Southern in 1988. Throughout his 29 year career at Georgia Southern, Mike has been involved in IT initiatives from design and implementation of the campus network to the design and implementation of the university IT security program.

Mike started as a General IT support technician in 1988 and moved into the IT network world in 1990. In 2006 Mike moved into the IT security field and in 2012 was promoted to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As CISO, his goal is to create an environment that places high value on securing and protecting information entrusted to Georgia Southern.

Mike graduated from Georgia Southern College (now Georgia Southern University) in 1982 with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology. He also has several certifications from SANS training (GISF, GSNA and GCFE) and ITIL foundation certificate.

 


Brandon Kimmons,
Director of Computational Research
Technology Support

Brandon Kimmons brings more than 10 years of experience in technical and managerial roles at Georgia Southern University along with an abundance of expertise in the field of computational research to his position as Director of Computational Research Technology Support.

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Brandon Kimmons has supported Georgia Southern University for more than 10 years and brings his excellent technical skills and management experience to the team. Brandon also serves as adjunct faculty in the College of Engineering and Information Technology, teaching Data Center Management.Brandon has completed three degrees from Georgia Southern, 2008:Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, 2011:Masters of Business Administration, 2015:Masters of Science in Applied Engineering in Information Technology.


Joey Reeves,
Director of Executive Technology &
Athletics IT

Joey Reeves brings a wide range of technology experience to his role as Director of Executive Technology & Athletics IT and has served Georgia Southern University for more than 15 years in various leadership roles. From installing communications equipment to configuring network equipment, Joey’s diverse skill set and leadership experience are an asset to the university.

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Joey Reeves has served Georgia Southern University for more than 15 years in various leadership roles. His technology experiences range all the way from installing satellite systems to installing and configuring network equipment.Prior to joining Georgia Southern, he held positions as a Networking Instructor with Ogeechee Technical College, a Systems Engineer with CompuCom Systems, and as a small satellite dish business owner. He also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1989 to 1995.

Joey has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from Georgia Southern University and several industry certifications, including MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and the ITIL® Foundation Certification. He is also an FAA certificated Private Pilot and a Remote Pilot with a Small Unmanned Aircraft System rating.


Ted Williams,
Executive Director of
Enterprise Applications

Since 1989, Ted Williams has served Georgia Southern University in various leadership roles in the field of IT. Starting his career as a programmer in the age of floppy disks, Ted brings valuable experience along with a focus on process improvement, automation, strategic planning, customer service, and a structured and secure IT environment to his new role.

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Ted Williams began his career at Georgia Southern in 1989 as a programmer and brings 29 years of technology experience to his current position. He has held several technology positions including the Director of Information Technology for the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management since 2006 where his focus was on process improvement, automation, strategic planning, customer service, and a structured and secure IT environment.

Williams is a 1988 Georgia Southern University graduate with a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Information Systems.


Vacant,
Executive Director of
Service & Delivery

This position will be advertised according to the University Recruitment Plan. Service areas that fall under this department will include:

  • All Field Support
  • Centralized Service Desk
  • Project Management Office
  • Assessment & Training

 

The Division of IT Services

The new organizational structure for the Division of Informational Technology Services consists of 9 core departments:

  • Computational Research Technology Support
  • Information Security Services
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Services
  • Enterprise Application Support
  • IT Service & Delivery
  • Academic Technology Support
  • IT Business Services
  • Executive Technology & Athletics Support
  • IT Communications & Operations Support

For complete organizational structure, statement of purpose for each department, and sample services, please view the ITS New Organizational Summary:

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Operational Working Groups

When the consolidation between Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University was announced in January 2017, a 41-member Consolidation Implementation Committee was formed to help guide the consolidation process. Information Technology Services is represented on this committee by our Functional Area Coordinators (FACs), Ron Stalnaker, CIO at Georgia Southern University, and Tim Moody, CIO at Armstrong State University. The FACs were then charged with forming five Operational Working Groups (OWGs) that encompass all technology-related systems and processes for the new university. The OWGs then establish Operational Working Teams (OWTs) for the many areas within IT Services.

Infrastructure OWG

Name Role Email Address
Mike Fox Co-Chair, Georgia Southern mfox@georgiasouthern.edu
Angel Howard Co-Chair, Armstrong angel.howard@armstrong.edu
Jason Williams Project Manager jwilliams@georgiasouthern.edu
Nick Hassis USG Representative nhassis@kennesaw.edu
Jim Herbert USG Representative eherbert@kennesaw.edu
Elizabeth Starnes USG Representative estarnes@kennesaw.edu
Lectra Lawhorne USG Representative llawhorn@kennesaw.edu

Enterprise Applications & Business Processes OWG

Name Role Email Address
Ryan Richardson Co-Chair, Georgia Southern rrichardson@georgiasouthern.edu
Eric Lance Co-Chair, Armstrong eric.lance@armstrong.edu
Jason Williams Project Manager jwilliams@georgiasouthern.edu
Rifka Mayani USG Representative rmayani@kennesaw.edu
Elizabeth Starnes USG Representative estarnes@kennesaw.edu
Lectra Lawhorn USG Representative llawhorn@kennesaw.edu

IT General Support OWG

Name Role Email Address
Ashlea Anderson Co-Chair, Georgia Southern aanderson@georgiasouthern.edu
Pam Culberson Co-Chair, Armstrong pam.culberson@armstrong.edu
Danira Beckmann Project Manager danira.beckmann@armstrong.edu
Nick Hassis USG Representative nhassis@kennesaw.edu
Jim Herbert USG Representative eherbert@kennesaw.edu
Stephen Gay USG Representative stephen.gay@kennesaw.edu
Elizabeth Starnes USG Representative estarnes@kennesaw.edu
Lectra Lawhorne USG Representative llawhorn@kennesaw.edu

Banner OWG

Name Role Email Address
Ted Williams Co-Chair, Georgia Southern tedwms@georgiasouthern.edu
Chris Yarbrough Co-Chair, Armstrong chris.yarbrough@armstrong.edu
Kenny Diehl Project Manager kenneth.diehl@armstrong.edu
Rifka Mayani USG Representative rmayani@kennesaw.edu
Elizabeth Starnes USG Representative estarnes@kennesaw.edu
Lectra Lawhorn USG Representative llawhorn@kennesaw.edu

Research Computing OWG

Name Role Email Address
Brandon Kimmons Co-Chair, Georgia Southern bkimmons@georgiasouthern.edu
Pam Culberson Co-Chair, Armstrong pam.culberson@armstrong.edu
Jason Williams Project Manager jwilliams@georgiasouthern.edu
Tom Boyle USG Representative tboyle@kennesaw.edu
Elizabeth Starnes USG Representative estarnes@kennesaw.edu
Lectra Lawhorne USG Representative llawhorn@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Last updated: 8/22/2017