Timothy Carlisle, ’86, ’03, of Martinez, California, is the recipient of the C. Wayne Williams Award, presented in recognition of outstanding public service and community involvement by a graduate. In 2000, he retired from a 20-year career in the Navy at the rank of chief petty officer, and is currently the project director for cybersecurity at San Francisco International Airport.
Carlisle serves in numerous non-profit organizations, including as president of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. Mare Island Chapter, president of Paseos Homeowners Association, vice-president of Education—Plane Talk Toastmasters, and secretary of California Lost Boat Memorial Fund. He previously served as a board and advisory member of Opportunity Junction, a nonprofit organization that teaches technology and life skills to women, CFO of Hyde Park at Northgate Homeowner’s Association, and as president of Vallejo Marina Lions Club. He is a professional member of Mensa, ISC2, ISACA, PMI, USSVI, VFW, and the Navy League.
His community service awards include US Submarine Veterans Mare Island Chapter Commendations (2015, 2016), Jefferson Award Winner for his work with Opportunity Junction (2006), and Lion of the Year (1992). As the Vallejo Marina Lions Club president in 1992, his Joint Resolution for feeding homeless and needy people was adopted by the California Legislature, and in 1987, he developed and led an academic/tutoring program at Mare Island Elementary School that was awarded California’s first-ever National PTA award.
He holds an associate degree (1986), bachelor’s degree in business operations management (2003), and a bachelor’s degree in computer technology (2003) from Excelsior; a master’s degree in information systems and technology management (information assurance and security with distinction) from Capella University (2013); and a master’s certificate in IT project management from George Washington University (2003).