Joel T. Faison Named NCCU Chief Information Officer

Posted August 17, 2023, 12:10PM

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has appointed Joel T. Faison chief information officer, effective August 21, 2023. Faison will report to NCCU Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye, and will serve as a member of the university's Executive Leadership Team.

Faison will lead the university’s Information Technology Services unit, and will be responsible for providing information technology solutions and services for students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders at NCCU. He has devoted the majority of his professional career leading extensive network infrastructure expansion and refresh projects at both public and private universities in North Carolina.

Faison joins NCCU from Shaw University, where he has served as chief information officer since 2021. During his tenure he partnered with Shaw University’s Center for Cybersecurity Education to secure a $5M financial assistance grant to build a cyber operations program; fund a comprehensive broadband infrastructure refresh; and provide digital devices and technology to low-income and under-resourced students attending the university.

Faison is returning to NCCU, where he earlier served in several senior leadership roles, most recently in a dual role as director of infrastructure and chief information security officer. Prior to NCCU, Faison spent eleven years as the chief information officer at William Peace University, and began his technology career at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Faison obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from NCCU.

Please congratulate Mr. Joel T. Faison on his new role!

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