Tuskegee University announces Jami Reynolds as new CIO

Reynolds, an industry veteran, has also held top IT positions at George Mason University and Garrett College.
(Tuskegee University)

Jami Reynolds, who has worked in the information technology industry for more than 20 years, has been named the chief information officer at Tuskegee University in eastern Alabama.

“We are delighted to have someone of Jami Reynolds’ caliber leading our information technology efforts,” Charles Smith, Tuskegee’s chief operating officer, said in a press release last week. “She has quickly established how her strategic, operational and tactical insights will considerably enhance our computing infrastructure.”

Jami Reynolds

Jami Reynolds

As CIO, Reynolds will lead the Office of Information Technology for the university of some 3,000 students, providing leadership and direction for all academic and administrative information technology hardware and software systems, the university said.


“I am honored and privileged to be a member of the Tuskegee Team. Let’s do this!” Reynolds wrote in a LinkedIn post.

Reynolds is no stranger to IT infrastructure, having worked in the higher education, corporate and nonprofit sectors in a variety of roles. Most recently, she spent 10 months as the global director of IT for the aerospace company TurbineAero. Between 2012 and 2016, Reynolds also served as the CIO at Garrett College in McHenry, Maryland. Between 2002 and 2006, she was director of the Office of Technology Support at George Mason University.

Reynolds, who officially began her role as Tuskegee University CIO on April 10, a university spokesperson told EdScoop, has succeeded James Cooper, the university’s director of campus computing, who had been filling the CIO role in an interim capacity.

Betsy Foresman

Written by Betsy Foresman

Betsy Foresman was an education reporter for EdScoop from 2018 through early 2021, where she wrote about the virtues and challenges of innovative technology solutions used in higher education and K-12 spaces. Foresman also covered local government IT for StateScoop, on occasion. Foresman graduated from Texas Christian University in 2018 — go Frogs! — with a BA in journalism and psychology. During her senior year, she worked as an intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and moved back to the capital after completing her degree because, like Shrek, she feels most at home in the swamp. Foresman previously worked at Scoop News Group as an editorial fellow.

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