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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Administrator Profile

KATHRYN F GATES

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
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300 POWERS
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7206
Joined UM: 09/15/1988

Areas of Expertise

  • ACADEMIC COMPUTING
  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
  • COMPUTER DATABASES
  • COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
  • ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • INTERNET
  • SAP, STUDENT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
  • TECHNOLOGY AND HIGHER EDUCATION
  • WEB PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES
  • WEB TO DATABASE

Brief Bio

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.

Degrees

MS
MATHEMATICS
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY/ COLUMBUS, OHIO (1985)
MS
COMPUTER SCIENCE
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY/ COLUMBUS, OHIO (1986)
PHD
ENGINEERING SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1998)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Early Childhood Reading/Tech Res Grp
Other Kind of Committee
Faculty Activity Report Task Force
Task Force
Instant Response Team (IRT)
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee
UM News App Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
Web Planning Committee
Ad Hoc Committee

Awards

Staff Council Award - EEO1
2005