Randy Harper Named Vice President for Information Technology
Mr. Randy Harper
Jacksonville State University's Randy Harper has been named
vice president for information technology effective June 1, JSU President
William A. Meehan has announced.
Mr. Harper, formerly executive director of information
technology, said, "I am honored to have been selected to serve in this
capacity. The administration, faculty, staff and students at JSU are
among the best to be found anywhere. I look forward to leading the Information
Technology team in innovative projects to enhance the role and quality
of technology at Jacksonville State University."
According to President Meehan, "Our Division of Information
Technology provides strategic direction for technology initiatives at
JSU, and I'm pleased that we have such exceptional people as Mr. Harper
within our ranks."
The Information Technology staff provides computing support
for administrative systems and academic computing labs, personal computer
diagnostic and repair services, network design and implementation support,
and management of the university telephone system.
Mr. Harper holds a B.S. degree from JSU with a major in
mathematics and a minor in physics. He earned his Master of Business
Administration degree from JSU in 1975.
Before coming to JSU in 1976, he worked on the NASA Apollo
and Skylab projects as a computer analyst for General Electric in Huntsville
and as a programmer and analyst for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
in Gadsden. He has served in a variety of technology support and administrative
positions at JSU, including programmer, analyst, manager, director,
and executive director.
According to Mr. Harper, "The university is making significant
and continuing investments to ensure that our students are provided
with state-of-the-art technology. We are committed to initiatives that
will ensure that we have quality academic and administrative computing
systems and the underlying telecommunication infrastructure. I am excited
to have the opportunity to be a part of these efforts and to promote
excellence in technology at JSU."
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