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To advance the mission of the University by providing superior information technology services to our clients through teamwork, partnership, and innovation.

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Chief Information Officer

Kathy Gates

Kathy Gates served as the Chief Information Officer for the University of Mississippi from February 2006 until her retirement in February 2017. 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. 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. She remains involved in many initiatives related to technology and higher education. Current areas of focus include text mining, mobile computing, and Web applications that interface with SAP.

Former CIO Buster Hale was named Interim CIO until a successor to Dr. Gates is named.


IT reports to the Provost and is organized around the following divisions: