State’s top information technology executive to become Citadel’s first CIO
J. Kyle Herron named as chief information officer for The Military College of South Carolina
The person responsible for South Carolina’s IT operations, security and privacy will join The Citadel to become the college’s first chief information officer. J. Kyle Herron will join The Citadel’s administrative team on Nov. 1, 2015.
Herron is currently the chief operating officer for the South Carolina Department of Administration, responsible for the state’s IT operations, security and privacy divisions. He hired and managed the South Carolina Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer and oversaw the corresponding operations. Herron was hired following the state’s security breach several years ago.
At The Citadel, Herron will lead a team of 40 employees, working to ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations regarding data security and electronic recordkeeping. He will oversee academic technology operations, as well as security and risk procedures.
“We are looking forward to Kyle Herron’s contributions and leadership in academic technology advancements at The Citadel,” said The Citadel Provost and Dean of the College, Dr. Connie Book. “Technology is an essential component of 21st century learning and we believe Kyle is the right choice to strategically move The Citadel forward. Kyle’s experience in managing large-scale security and privacy initiatives for the state, also make him the ideal person to ensure that The Citadel’s complex and sensitive IT operations are fluid and secure.”
Herron is a native of South Carolina and has spent his entire career working in the state. He is a steering committee member for the Palmetto Critical Infrastructure Protection Consortium and is also a member of the Governor’s Working Group on Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has completed doctoral coursework in higher education administration at the University of South Carolina and earned an M.B.A. as well as a B.S. in business administration from Winthrop University.