23 September 2005
JSU Hires Vinson Houston
as Manager of Telecommunications
Jacksonville State University has named Vinson Houston, a
Talladega native, as manager of university telecommunications.
Houston fills the position vacated by Evin Thompson, who retired. Houston reports to Vice President for Information
Technology Randy Harper.
"It is a tremendous honor to come back and serve the university," said Houston. "JSU has provided me with the tools
and knowledge to be a success."
Mr. Houston earned a master's in business administration at JSU in 2000 and also earned a bachelor's in English and
history at JSU in 1996. He has worked for ITC/Deltacom as an account executive for the past five years.
The telecommunications manger is responsible for the day-to-day management, maintenance, and operation of the
university telephone center. The telephone center provides local and long distance calling, voice-mail, and
caller-ID services for all of JSU's faculty/staff at the main campus and for students living in university housing.
The center oversees the telephone system for Kitty Stone Elementary. The department also facilitates system repairs
"I perceive this as a great opportunity," said Mr. Houston. "I have every intention on honoring the code of excellence
this institution has setforth."
Houston can be reached at (256)782-5993 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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