Helping higher education drive student success, business process tranformation, and improved data protection and privacy

Timothy M. Chester is Vice President for Information Technology at the University of Georgia. Since 2011 he has been responsible for the institution’s information technology strategy and operations.

A seasoned C-level executive with over two decade’s experience in state-supported and private higher education institutions, his primary work has been leading large-scale business transformation efforts made possible by the implementation of new ERP systems from Ellucian and Oracle. Delivered on-time and on-budget, these initiatives have resulted in both increased revenue and better student outcomes through improved use of data and analytics.

A secondary area of emphasis has been the development of improved information security programs for large, geographically distributed enterprises with 50,000+ users, virtually eliminating data disclosures through improved controls and practices.

Well-regarded for leading IT turnarounds, he is a noted author and speaker on the subject of increasing IT’s reputation as a trusted and respected partner in the pursuit of strategic goals. He has authored more than a dozen publications in the field.