Michael L Mathews
Michael L. Mathews (Mike), CIO at Oral Roberts University has over 24-years of experience as a senior-level IT executive bringing creative solutions that value the end users of technology and business process management. Mike has assisted many higher education institutions in identifying mechanisms to improve both the strategic and operational effectiveness of their academic and administrative information technology investments. The innovation called the Educational and Career Positioning System is under U.S. Patent, and has won two national education awards in 2012/13, including the 2013 Innovator of the Year by Campus Technology. - Mike has a deep and rich work history including 12-years at Cray Research as an instructor and global training manager; as well as 10-years at SunGard Higher Education where he served as chief information officer, and vice president of academic services. Mike’s dual experience in business and education along with working knowledge of seven Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems has allowed him to quickly assess business process and technology innovation that creatively impacts products, process, students, and society. Mike has earned associate and bachelor degrees, as well as many certificates from institutions ranging from Dunwoody Institute of Technology, UW-Madison, UW-Stout, UCLA, Harvard Business School, and Global University. Mike has completed Master level programs in online teaching and learning from UCLA as part of his Master’s degree. Mike has been trained on computer systems ranging from PCs to Cray supercomputers.