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As of January 1, 2017, Isaac “Ike” M. Barton has assumed the position of VSU Division of Information Technology Interim CIO.

Issac ( Ike ) Barton

Isaac “Ike” Barton

Ike has 25 years of experience in information technology, with more than 20 years specializing in infrastructure services at Valdosta State. His areas of expertise include management, strategic planning, servers and storage, wired and wireless networking, VoIP systems, research and testing of advanced technologies, back-end support and training; and he holds certification as an information technology project manager.

For the past 10 years, Ike has laid the foundation, strategic vision, and direction for IT’s Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) department, which encompasses the Network Services/Telecommunications, Systems Operations, and Workgroup Systems Services teams. Under his leadership, the EIS team has worked to provide reliable data connectivity and wireless access to every area across campus through a $2.1 million wireless project; develop a state-of-the-art data center that houses most of the university’s enterprise systems; and implement advanced data archiving as well as the pending development of multi-factor authentication security features.

We welcome Ike to his new leadership position and look forward to the prospects that lie ahead for our division.

*A national search for a new CIO for Valdosta State will be conducted.

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