SAVANNAH — John W. McGuthry has been promoted to assistant to the president at Armstrong Atlantic State University effective July 1. He will continue to serve as chief information officer, a post he has held since January 2005.
As assistant to the president, McGuthry’s duties will focus in the areas of risk, emergency and safety management, campus master planning, and strategic operational functions. As assistant to the president, he will report directly to AASU’s president, Thomas Z. Jones.
Serving as the chief risk management officer, McGuthry will have responsibility for planning, developing and coordinating a comprehensive risk management program for the university with support from key areas, including academics, student affairs, external affairs, and business and finance. He will work closely with key external agencies, including county, state and national emergency management agencies and serve as the senior supervisory administrator for the university’s Office of Public Safety.
In addition, McGuthry will have responsibility for campus master planning and serve as liaison between the university and the AASU Educational Properties Foundation Inc.
His strategic operational functions will include serving as the university’s liaison with external constituencies at the local, regional, state and national levels.
McGuthry joined AASU in January 2005 as chief information officer and director of computer information services. Prior to that he was the chief information officer at Reinhardt College in Waleska.
He holds a master’s in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor in physical science from the University of Maryland. He conducted graduate studies in electrical engineering at George Washington University.