DeFoor named Director of Systems Administration
Following a lengthy search process, Mr. Jamie DeFoor has been named the Director of Systems Administration within the Division of Information Technology at Georgia College. This is a new position created from a fall 2013 reorganization that used existing funding to create separate Director Positions for Network Services and System Administration. “Given the complexity and specialization in each respective area, Georgia College needed the expertise and direct management of a local Director,” according to CIO Bob Orr. “Charlie Weaver joined the DoIT Team in May, 2014 as the Director of Network Systems and we have already seen a tremendous advantage from having him in this new role.” “We are excited and expect a bright future of similar advancements in our Systems Administration area under DeFoor’s leadership,” said Orr.
DeFoor has served in a manager role with Systems Administration for seven years having joined Georgia College in 1995. He continues to be active in leadership development activities and has plans to begin a Masters study in the near future. A native of Lavonia, Georgia, DeFoor completed his undergraduate degree at Georgia College.
“I am excited, very excited about the opportunities to become more involved in IT leadership as well as further develop my own skills by taking on additional duties and responsibilities,” said DeFoor. We have a solid team of individuals in the System Administration group and I look forward to providing leadership in new directions for technology in support of institutional goals and aspirations. DeFoor begins his new duties immediately with priorities of consolidating the various usernames and passwords into a single sign-on environment.
Orr shares his appreciation to members of the Search Committee for their committed efforts at recruiting and finding a highly qualified candidate to fill this critical vacancy within Information Technology.