Victor W. Mbarika, Ph.D. is Houston Alumnae Endowed Professor at Southern University and A&M College (www.subr.edu) and is President of The ICT University initiative which focuses on information and communications technology (ICT) training of over 5,500 stellar scholars based in developing nations worldwide from Bachelors through the Ph.D. level(www.ictuniversity.org). He is founding Executive Director of the International Center for Information Technology and Development (ICITD). He is also Visiting Professor of ICT and health information technology(HIT) at The University of Buea in Cameroon, Covenant University in Nigeria, Makerere University Business School in Uganda, The University of Cape Town in South Africa, as well as external examiner at several other Universities internationally. He is an ICT consultant with various governmental and private agencies. He holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the U.S. International University, a M.S. in MIS from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in MIS from Auburn University. Prof. Mbarika is recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Cameroon Association of Engineers and Computer Scientists(CAECS). As stated by the CAECS, Prof. Mbarika received the award for "Outstanding contribution to computer science and telecommunications."