Mr. Wayne Jones

WAYNE C. JONES is Old Dominion University’s Director of Information Technology Infrastructure and former Assistant Director of Communications Services. He serves as co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation funded research grant project to design and implement a “Science DMZ” environment and as chief design and implementation engineer for a next generation optical network linking six major research organizations in the Hampton Roads region.He also led the university’s successful initiative to build the first 100 gigabit network link into the Hampton Roads region as part of a statewide research and education network.

Jones’ dedication to information technology infrastructure led him to become a Co-PI with Tamer Nadeem in writing and receiving a grant for “CC*IIE Networking Infrastructure: CHARMED—Campus High Availability Scientific Research Environment and DMZ” from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $350,000 from January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016.His innovative and forward vision led to his collaboration and partnering with Mid Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation to secure a BTOP grant of $12 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to build out open access fiber from central to southeastern Virginia.

Before coming to Old Dominion, Jones was the Systems Engineer for the Large Business Services group at Bell Atlantic where he served as subject matter expert on the core Bell Atlantic products and service offerings; Internet Services, Customer Premise Equipment, Digital Data Service, Fiber Optics, Campus Cable Infrastructure, SONET, Video, ISDN and Fast Packet WAN services, successfully achieving all sales and customer service performance objectives, exceeding $20 million in annual sales.

Prior to his employment with Bell Atlantic, Jones was the chief systems engineer for Virginia Department of Health where he served as lead for the state agency in planning, design and implementation of wide area network throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, consisting of 35 districts and 132 physical sites.

As an innovative technology executive, he is known for his responsiveness as well as strengths in strategic planning, network design, project management, and exceptional leadership qualities. He has over 30 years’ experience in creating and directing performance driven teams in public and private sector organizations including federal/military, state, public/private partnerships and higher education institutions.

He is active in his community and served as board member of The Boys and Girls Club of Virginia Peninsula as well as Grafton-Tabb Youth Football League. “Deac” as he’s commonly referred to at Ivy Baptist Church is a member of Board of Deacons, Pastor’s Advisory Team and the Church Budget Committee.

Jones is a 20 year Air Force veteran and is a graduate of Saint Leo College with a BA in Information Systems in 1989. In 1991 he received a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in Information Systems. He and his wife, Shirley, live in Yorktown, Virginia and have two adult children, Tasha and Louverture, and six grandchildren.