Woods named Vice President for Information Technology at East Georgia State College


East Georgia State College (EGSC) recently named Ashley Woods Vice President for Information Technology after a full, open search for the next leader of the department. Woods has been serving as the Interim Vice President for Information Technology since November.

“Ashley Woods has proven in his time as Interim Vice President that he cares deeply for our students and the institution. He’s just the kind of leader we need right now to oversee the I.T. Department and help us move the College forward,” said Dr. David Schecter, President of EGSC.

Ashley Woods is a native and proud resident of Swainsboro, Georgia, whose dedication to Information Technology has been instrumental in the success of EGSC. A graduate of Swainsboro High School, Woods has seamlessly blended his local roots with a distinguished career in Information Technology. For the past sixteen years, he has been a member of the EGSC community, contributing his expertise and leadership to various roles. His most recent position as the Information Security Officer for Information Technology highlights his commitment to ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of digital assets within the educational institution.

“I am deeply honored to serve East Georgia State College as the Vice President for Information Technology. With a steadfast commitment to innovation and excellence, I look forward to collaborating with our esteemed faculty, staff, and students to harness the transformative power of technology, fostering an environment where creativity, learning, and growth flourish," stated Woods.

Woods’ educational journey reflects his continuous pursuit of knowledge, leadership, and excellence. He began his academic endeavors at EGSC, where he earned an associate degree, laying the foundation for his future success. Building on this foundation, he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Georgia Southern University, expanding his expertise in the field. Demonstrating his commitment to the highest standards, Woods furthered his education at Augusta University, earning a master’s degree in information security management. His professional journey is characterized by a passion for technology, a commitment to excellence, and a collaborative spirit. His contributions to EGSC have not only fortified the institution's digital infrastructure but have also positioned him as a respected leader in the broader information technology community.