Kirk Nugent

Kirk Richmond Nugent is the second of 4 children born to Raphell and Eunice Nugent, he was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and is of Jamaican Heritage.  He attended Gulf Coast Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida, Forrest Lake Academy in Orlando, Florida, and graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1997.  In 2002 he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Engineering Technology at Seventh-day Adventist owned Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Presently he serves as Chief Information Officer at Adventist-owned Oakwood University a Historically Black (HBCU) 4-year Liberal Arts institute of Higher Education in Huntsville Alabama.

He has worked for the Adventist Church since January 2008. Most recently as IT Director for the Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa.  His first point of service was in North America at the World Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland where he served as the SunPlus IT Director managing technology for Adventist Global Accounting Software. Prior to that he worked for T. Rowe Price, an Investment Firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as both Computer Technician and Market Data Analyst for 4 years. His first job after graduating with his BA was at the Goddard Space Flight Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Greenbelt, Maryland where he worked as a Computer Technician for 4 years.

He is an Ordained Seventh-day Adventist Deacon and Elder and attempts to be involved in outreach and social change in the communities where he lives. In 2006 he married the former Kanique Mighty and their union has been blessed with two children, Karsyn Nugent born in 2009 and Khenzi Nugent born in 2011 just before the family moved to South Africa for mission service. His wife, Kanique, is lead web designer for Komposition, a Web and Media Business with clients all over the world.

His brother, Andrew-Craig Nugent, and father, Raphell Nugent are both Pastors so he has always felt the need to serve the Lord and has dedicated the unique skills and talents entrusted to him for his service. He firmly believes that Technology is given from the hand of God, it is up to us to use it for his Glory.

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The American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) has decided to present their Exemplary Models Award to the Information Technology Division at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, under the leadership of Kirk Nugent.

The 2018 Winter II Edition of Toggle Magazine will include a feature on Kirk Nugent titled “Wired to Serve in Good Faith” on page 150.  It is a comprehensive look at Mr. Nugent’s career and it’s impact.

K. Nugent

Nick Name: Kirk

Email: info@kirknugent.me

Phone: (256)346-1294

Date of Birth: August

Address: Alabama

My Exprience

20 Years Experience

Challenging and rewarding positions in Information Technology where learning and commitment can warrant professional advancement and personal growth.

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Chief Information Officer

September, 2015 - Present (2 Years)

Provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing efficient, innovative and cost effective technology solutions for the entire campus and facilitate communication and decision making intended to accomplish the educational mission of the institution. Serves as a member of the President’s Council, supervises the AVP for technology and reports to the President. Also chairs the University-wide IT Management Council.

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Information Technology Director

August, 2011 - August, 2015 (4 Years)

Southern Africa – Indian Ocean Division is a Satellite office of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church Headquarters where every aspect of the church is centrally managed for the region. Managed the 20+ memeber Technology Team spanning 23 Countries.

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SunPlus IT Director

January, 2008 - August, 2011 (3 Years 8 Months)

SunPlus is the Treasury Accounting Software Department of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church. Servicing all 13 World Divisions with implementation, training, and support on this System.

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Market Data Analyst

January, 2004 - January, 2008 (4 Years)

Function as Lead Support for all Market Data Services Applications Firm-Wide, supporting appx. 100 traders in 7 different countries directly.

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Computer Technician

August, 2002 - January, 2004 (1 Year, 8 Months)

ODIN ~ Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA, Contracted out to EASI ~ Enterprise Advisory Services Incorporated. Served as a Level 3 Technician.

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Information Technology Manager / Lab Supervisor

August, 1999 - May, 2002 (2 Years 3 Months)

Manage all Technology Support for Andrews University School of Business including training and scheduling Computers Lab Coordinators.

Education

Educational Background

Completed Degrees and Certifications

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Andrews University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
1997 - 2002

Worked extensively in the area of Computer Engineering Technology / Information Systems with a concentration on Management.

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Certified SCRUM Master

SCRUM Alliance License 000715419
2017 - Present

A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers.

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Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute License 2159862
March 2018 - March 2021

A project manager is accountable for the success or failure of a project. Typical responsibilities of a project manager include: Planning, Executing, and Closing Projects — defining the project, building its comprehensive work plan, and managing to the budget. Project Management Professional (PMP) is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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    Madison, Alabama 35757

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    (256)346-1294

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Kirk R. Nugent

Technology Management

Address: Madison Alabama
Phone: (256)346-1294
Email: info@kirknugent.me

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Results-focused, versatile, and accomplished professional, offering solid expertise within the field of global IT delivery and project management.


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Declaration

The American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) has decided to present their Exemplary Models Award to the Information Technology Division at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, under the leadership of Kirk Nugent.

The 2018 Winter II Edition of Toggle Magazine will include a feature on Kirk Nugent titled “Wired to Serve in Good Faith” on page 150.  It is a comprehensive look at Mr. Nugent’s career and it’s impact.

K. Nugent