McKenzie Named to Head WSSU IT Operations

Justin D. McKenzie

Justin D. McKenzie

March 10, 2011
      Justin D. McKenzie has been named Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer for Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) effective March 15.

“Justin’s background in higher education and the private sector has certainly prepared him to take on the role of leading our information technology area, “said Dr. Brenda A. Allen, provost.  “Over the past six months, the university has made great strides in creating a more efficient and cost-effective operation through our IT Transformation Project.  Justin understands what has been done and what needs to be done to ensure that IT is providing the direction and the infrastructure necessary to support students and the administration, as well as faculty teaching and research activities.”

McKenzie is currently the associate vice president and chief information officer for the Florida Institute of Technology and previously had spent six years at the University of Southern Mississippi where he served as director of information and technology and as chief technology officer.  Prior to entering higher education, he was an engineering manager with Howard Technologies in Laurel, Miss. and a lead client support engineer with Andersen Consulting in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, he holds a B.S. degree in engineering technology and information systems and an M.S. degree in engineering technology from there. He also earned an MBA in IT management from William Carey University and is currently working on a Ph.D. in human capital development.

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