Baylor ITS Welcomes Dr. Joshua Kissee as Assistant Vice President for Research Technology

June 22, 2023
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After a competitive nationwide search, Baylor Information Technology Services appointed Dr. Joshua Kissee as Assistant Vice President for Research Technology. Kissee will begin this newly created role on July 3, 2023.

Kissee joins Baylor ITS after an impressive tenure at Texas A&M University, where since 2009 he has served in instructional technology, client services, IT project management, technology strategy, health technology, and IT administration. He served as Chief of Staff to the Vice President for IT and CIO, Assistant CIO and Director of IT for Texas A&M Health, and, most recently, the Assistant Vice President for Research Technologies. He holds degrees in Management Information Systems, Adult Education, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. His accomplishments at Texas A&M include spearheading groundbreaking projects, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing innovative solutions that significantly enhanced the university's research capabilities.

"Baylor's core commitment for research, that is, to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge to the glory of God and the betterment of humanity, appeals to my core values as a person and a Christian," said Kissee. "Meeting with research community members and IT leaders across the campus, I knew this place was special. While Texas A&M University and the people there will always hold a special place in my heart, I could not be more excited to join such a team and look forward to partnering with the research community and research administration, and to coalesce with Allen and his technology team to accelerate Baylor researchers to do their very best work, to the glory of God."

In his new role as Assistant Vice President for Research Technology with Baylor ITS, Kissee will develop and execute a comprehensive technology strategy to support Baylor University's growth as a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. He will collaborate closely with faculty, researchers, and administrators to identify and implement state-of-the-art technologies and streamline research processes.

"The continued development of Baylor University as a research institution will require careful investments and re-investments of our technology infrastructure and platforms," said Jon Allen, Associate Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Information Security Officer for Baylor University. "Dr. Kissee's record of success in higher education IT at a large land grant university and his vision for responsible and creative management of research technology enhance Baylor's position relative to its mission for worldwide leadership and service."