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Kathryn F. Gates (University of Mississippi)

Kathryn F. Gates
Chief Information Officer

University, Mississippi
UNITED STATES

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Biography

Kathy Gates has served as the Chief Information Officer for the University of Mississippi (UM) since February 2006. Prior professional experiences include working as a software developer for AT&T Bell Laboratories and as a technical consultant for the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research, as well as serving as the Director of Academic Computing (1998-2003) and Assistant Vice Chancellor (2003-2006) at UM. Gates received M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Mississippi. Major highlights at UM include serving as the North American pilot for SAP's student information system (Gates was project manager) and hosting one of the 2008 presidential debates. The SAP project continues to yield positive benefits for UM through a high level of automation and the use of technologies such as workflow and digital imaging to enhance enterprise business processes. This project continues to grow and evolve, now through in-progress efforts to move to SAP's in-memory database known as HANA. Gates is involved in many initiatives related to technology and higher education. Current areas of interest include data mining, mobile computing, and Web applications that interface with SAP. The underlying objective is always the same -- to advance the University's mission through smart, innovative use of technology.

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Hawkins Leadership Roundtable Council 2014
    Member , 2014 - 2014
  • Institute Leadership Faculty
    Member , 2014 - 2017
  • EDUCAUSE Review Online Reviewers
    Member , 2014 - 2017

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EDUCAUSE Review Online
February 2014
EDUCAUSE Review Online
July 2012
EDUCAUSE Annual Conf
January 2000
 

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