February 23, 2021


Chris Court, Director of IT for the Bush School of Government, and Dr. Joshua Kissee, Director of Research, Academic & Health IT Services, have been named Assistant Chief Information Officers (ACIOs) for Texas A&M University.

Court joined the Bush School in 2019, tackling a major renovation to the Allen Building on campus and the opening of The Bush School teaching site in Washington, D.C. He has over 15 years of experience in IT administration and is a member of the Strategic Liaisons to the CIO at Texas A&M. Court is currently mayor of Kurten, Texas.

Dr. Kissee, who has 19 years of IT experience, oversees the integration of critical Texas A&M Health research, education and clinical systems. He recently helped develop the Secure Technologies for Aggie Researchers (STAR) cloud environment and the COVID-19 dashboard for the campus community.

Court and Kissee join Chrissie Cordray, Kris Guye and Darvis Griffin in the Division of IT’s ACIO program under Dee Childs, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Texas A&M University.

“I am pleased to add Chris and Josh to the ACIO program,” Childs said. “Both provide exceptional leadership to their respective colleges and will collaborate with me to discover, develop and implement innovative technology solutions for their colleges and the university as a whole.”