Aisha Oliver-Staley was named interim vice president for Ethics, Compliance and Legal Affairs effective September 1, 2018. In this role, Aisha serves as a member of the president's cabinet and is responsible for building a strong ethical climate and culture at Georgia Tech; providing decision support to the Office of the President on legal and policy issues; and developing an institutional approach to compliance and risk management.
Prior to this role, Oliver-Staley served as executive director for Affiliated Organizations where she provided counsel and strategic guidance on capital projects, real estate, technology ventures, international operations, and other business transactions to help ensure that their respective activities remained aligned with the strategic goals and priorities Georgia Tech; and in compliance with the policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Since coming to Georgia Tech in 2011, Oliver-Staley has served on several Institute committees and has led the Employee Resource Group for employees of African American/Black/African heritage (GRIOT). In addition, she is a 2016 graduate of the inaugural class of Leading Women at Tech.
Oliver-Staley is an active volunteer and leader in metro Atlanta, including serving as a reading mentor with the Everybody Wins literacy program for more than 10 years and as a graduate of LEAD Atlanta – Class of 2009. She is a past member of the board and co-chair of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network; and over the years, she has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the former Samaritan House Breakfast Program and the Goodwill Industries’ BusinessNow Series. When time permits, she provides pro bono services to local non-profit organizations and was named the 2006 Volunteer of the Year at the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. She is a former trustee of her neighborhood church and currently leads their women’s ministry and wellness initiatives.
Oliver-Staley is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and Howard University School of Law in Washington D.C. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Management. Prior to working at Georgia Tech, she practiced corporate law at a prominent Atlanta law firm.