Allen University names new Vice President for Planning and Information Technology

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Keiona Middleton

Keiona Middleton VP of Planning and Information Technology

Keiona Middleton has been appointed Allen University’s vice president for Planning and Information Technology. As vice president for Planning and Information Technology, Middleton directs the forward planning of the university and ensures its information technology systems support the university’s ability to accomplish its mission. Middleton joined Allen University on Aug.1.

“As we continue to progress as a university, strategic planning that considers transformative growth in all areas across the campus will be integral to our success. Dr. Middleton’s extensive experience in accreditation and assessment and her expertise in information technology and data management will help propel Allen University to even greater heights,” said Dr. Ernest McNealey, president and CEO.

Formerly the vice-president and chief operating officer of Shorter College, Middleton has over eight years of post-secondary experience in assessment administration, accreditation and compliance and more than 10 years of industry experience as an IT data analyst and process consultant.

Due to Middleton’s extensive experience in accreditation, operational management and institutional assessment and planning, Shorter College was awarded accredited status as a Category I institution by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools in October 2013 and reaffirmed for 10 years in October 2017.

Prior to joining Shorter College, Middleton served as faculty member at Pulaski Technical College: University of Arkansas and Arkansas Baptist College.

Goose Creek, S.C. native, Middleton holds a Doctor of Science in information systems and communications from Robert Morris University, Master of Arts in organizational development and communication from University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science in information management from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. She is also Black Belt Six Sigma Certified.

“Allen University has a rich, storied history, and I am delighted to be a part of its longstanding legacy of providing exceptional education for students. I look forward to continuing my commitment to excellence in education and working with the Allen family as we move the university forward to all that can be imagined,” said Middleton.

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