CIO, VP for Information Technology Services
Department: Executive Leadership Council
Location: Tim Huggins
Teaching & Education
B.S. Management of Information Systems, Winthrop University
IBM STG Mainframe operator, IBM SWG Programmer, IBM Collaboration Tools Administrator, Cisco UCS based VoIP Phone System Admin, Cisco Switch Infrastructure Management, Microsoft Exchange Admin & MS Active Directory Mgmt, Primary and Remote Site Telecomm including Wireless Admin Mgmt. IT Data Center design/build relocation and Facility Mgmt. Strategic Planning Consultant – Data Analytics, and SIS Migration.
My experience includes a twenty-seven-year career in Information Technology while serving at the SC Baptist Convention, followed by the Georgia Baptist Convention, and returned to SC to join NGU in 2015.
Believe it or not, there was only one computer in my high school. I enrolled in the Typing/Data Processing elective just so that I could get a closer look… and the class allowed me more access than most. That interest continued through college, and after graduation, I recall praying about my future and reading the Baptist Courier, and an SCBC job opening caught my eye for an IBM mainframe programmer. They took a chance on me, and the rest is history. I have been privileged to be on the frontlines of the incredible work our people do in Information Technology and to witness the ways it intersects with our University’s mission. Because of the people and proximity to our Churches, I have always felt uniquely blessed that my work seems so close to the worship of God. I am sincerely grateful that IT is able to play a part in supporting our collective efforts to develop the next generation of transformational leaders and disciples of Christ.