Armed with knowledge about the whole organization and deep expertise in using technology for innovation and growth, how are IT leaders elevating themselves into catalysts and unleashing energy that maximizes business outcomes? How are they connecting people within the organization and help them see the link between personal motivations and the company vision? How are they cheering the business unit officers and executive management to stay enthusiastic and continue to champion the change? How are they fostering an authentic work environment where everyone brings their best self to work?
Dr. Jonathan Vester, Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer, Nash Community College
Dr. Jonathan Vester has worked in technology for over 22 years, with 20 of those in higher education. During this time, he has held positions ranging from PC Technician to Director of Institutional Research and has consulted for many instit... More View all posts
Dr. Jonathan Vester has worked in technology for over 22 years, with 20 of those in higher education. During this time, he has held positions ranging from PC Technician to Director of Institutional Research and has consulted for many institutions on topics including technology, leadership, institutional data, and curriculum design. His current position as Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer for Nash Community College provides him opportunities to implement new technologies both inside and outside of the classroom and to advocate for the thoughtful use of available and emerging technologies and data. Jonathan holds an Associates in Applied Science in Information Systems from Wilson Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems, Master of Arts in Education in Community College Administration, and Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership with a Community College Administration concentration -- all three from Western Carolina University. He has also completed both the Certified Government Chief Information Officer program at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Government and the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program. Jonathan was the recipient of the 2014 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Award and the 2012 North Carolina Research and Education Network/MCNC Empower Award. When not spending time with his wife and four children, he enjoys running, camping, geocaching, and experimenting with open hardware technologies. Less View all posts