Cathy Bates

Senior Consultant

Cathy Bates
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Cathy has 30 years of experience in higher education with a strong focus on strategic planning, information security and initiatives that transform academic, administrative and research capabilities.  She has significant experience leading technology units in a constantly changing environment to meet new service demands in support of the institutional mission. She is adept at collaboratively developing strategic plans, governance, risk and compliance programs and project management frameworks that are transparent and agile.

Her project experience includes developing technology and information security roadmaps, planning and budgeting for infrastructure refresh cycles and large-scale campus administrative and academic technology projects. She has a history of inter-institutional collaborations at the state and national level, as well as leadership in organizations and programs that develop and showcase best practices in higher education.

Cathy holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Computer Science and a Master of Education in Secondary Education and attended the Women’s Management Institute of Higher Education Resource Center (HERS). She is a past member of ACUTA and a longtime member of EDUCAUSE, serving on numerous committees, presenting at conferences and contributing articles and knowledge resources.