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.  He holds multiple Technology Certifications/Degrees, has been featured in Magazines/Podcasts/Blogs, and received national Awards.  Presently he serves as Director of Information Technology at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville Alabama.

He worked for the Adventist Church for just over 10 years starting in January 2008. Most recently as Chief Information Officer at Oakwood University a Historically Black (HBCU) 4-year Liberal Arts institute of Higher Education in Huntsville Alabama.  Prior to Oakwood he served 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.  Currently pursing a Masters of Arts in Cinema, Religion, and Worldview from Walla Walla University. 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.


The American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) has decided to present their 2018 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.

Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).  To view verified Acclaim Certification Badges Click Here.

K. Nugent

Nick Name: Kirk


Phone: (256)401-9435

Date of Birth: August

Address: Huntsville, Alabama

My Experience

20 Years Experience

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


Director of Information Technology

September 2018 - Present (n/a)

Creation and implementation of a plan of action for the department. Generate departmental goals and objectives and conduct evaluations of goal attainment. Teach necessary techniques for performance of assigned tasks. Plan technology advancement for the college campus, including fiber optic infrastructure, video technology, and hardware and software platforms. Participate in Technology Committee meetings and advise on campus technology and technologies that may be available. Create budget, track leave records and purchase materials and supplies necessary to the operation and maintenance of the campus computer network. Supervise, develop and evaluate department employees.


Chief Information Officer

September, 2015 - September 2018 (3 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Educational Background

Completed Degrees and Certifications


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.


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.


Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Project Management Institute License 2159862
March 2018 - Present

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).


Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT)

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) 1808080
November 2018 - Present

CGEIT recognizes a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of enterprise IT governance principles and practices. As a CGEIT certified professional, you demonstrate that you are capable of bringing IT governance into an organization—that you grasp the complex subject holistically, and therefore, enhance value to the enterprise.


Walla Walla University

Cinema, Religion, & Worldview
2018 - 2020

WWU Media Ministry center strives to be the Seventh-day Adventist hub where students, educators, leaders, and organizations find insight and training related to the effective use of cinema, web and interactive media, and all kinds of communication for Christ-centered ministry.


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Kirk R. Nugent

Technology Management

Address: Huntsville, Alabama
Phone: (256)401-9435

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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.


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