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Office of the Chief Information Officer

Ashlea Anderson, Interim Chief Information Officer

Ashlea Anderson brings more than 20 years of experience in both higher education and corporate technology to her position. Before joining Georgia Southern University in 2010 as an Information Systems Coordinator, Ashlea served Fortune 500 companies in the audio, video and web conferencing arena, growing her skills in building and executing strategic plans as well as gaining valuable understanding of the importance of customer service.

She joined Georgia Southern University in 2010 as an Information Services Coordinator and has grown in responsibility since that time, most recently serving as Executive Director of IT Service and Delivery. In this role, Ashlea worked on a number of strategic University-level projects, providing support and solutions for various levels of administration in Divisions across the University.

Prior to joining Georgia Southern, she served as Account Executive at web conferencing and communication technology companies, including Polycom and MCI. During this time, Anderson advanced her career providing communications solutions to Fortune 500 companies and growing and excelling in her roles, not only helping these companies in discovering solutions to meet strategic goals but also developing and implementing training for and managing staff. 

Anderson is a “Double Eagle,” having earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia Southern University, including a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations in 1997 followed by an MBA in 2015.  She and her husband Bradley have one son and reside in Glennville, GA.

The Chief Information Officer is responsible for matters pertaining to the administration of technology and technology services for the University and 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.