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Office of the Chief Information Officer

Ron Stalnaker, Chief Information Officer

Ron StalnakerRon Stalnaker brings more than 20 years of higher ed and corporate technology and leadership experience to his current position.

He began his career at Georgia Southern in 2005 as a Web Service Architect where he has served in increasingly responsible roles. Prior to his appointment as Chief Information Officer, Stalnaker served as Associate CIO where he helped develop and manage the University’s Information Technology strategy including 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.

He is a former Georgia Southern Eagle football player and a member of the Eagle Football Alumni Association (EFAA). He and his wife Brett have two children and reside in Statesboro, 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.

Executive Communications & Operations Manager
Ms. April Burke
912-GSU-VPIT (478-8748)