Abraham George serves as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Tuskegee University since May 27, 2022, bringing over 25 years of experience in information technology and systems management to campus. Abraham started his career at Tuskegee University in various roles, eventually serving as the Director of Networking Services and Academic Computing prior to his move to Columbus State University in 2004 first serving as the Director of Operations and Infrastructure and eventually serving as the Vice President and CIO of Columbus State University, leading the development of multiple strategic plans for the Information Technology division and initiating the development of a campus-wide data warehouse to advance recruitment, retention, progression and graduation initiatives. These projects catalyzed the advancement of data-driven decision-making across campus, driving student enrollment from 5400 in 2004 to over 8600 in 2015 influencing greater student success.
Abraham also led the development of business intelligence dashboards for managing admissions, financial aid, and the university budget. Other technology initiatives Abraham led included the LMS migration from Blackboard to Canvas, the upgrade of campus-wide fiber optic networking, and the completion of 100% wireless networking across campus.
Prior to his appointment as the CIO of Tuskegee, Mr. George served as the consulting CIO at Gwynedd Mercy University, Philadelphia, PA focusing on stabilizing the IT organization, developing an IT strategic plan, and modernizing the data flow and data quality for enrollment and marketing. He worked in consultant roles at Valdosta State University and Kennesaw State University.
Education and Professional Training:
Abraham’s professional training includes higher education leadership training at both the Kennedy School of Government and the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University, Computer policy leadership training at Cornell University, and successful completion as an Executive Leadership Institute Scholar in the University System of Georgia (USG).
Abraham has served on the board of Academic Operational Efficiency software leader, Ad Astra, during his tenure at Columbus State he served as the chair of the leadership development committee for the USG CIO Council, a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council for Shared Services, and the chair of the USG CIO council’s Data Governance committee. Abraham holds a BS and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Kerala University, India and Tuskegee University, USA respectively.