BiographyCurtis White joined St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX) in May, 2014 as the Vice President of Information Technology and Library Services. Prior to this he was the Vice President of Information Technology at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio (2003-2014). He was the Executive Director of Information Technology at Edison State College in Fort Myers, Florida (2001-2003) working for Collegis, Inc. (now Ellucian, Inc.). He was employed at University of Maryland University College (1993-2001) where he held positions in systems management, training and development and served as the acting CIO (1999-2001). He has served in the U.S. Navy for eight years (1985-2003) as a Cryptologist, intelligence specialist, and a fusion data analyst with service in Maine, Guam, the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) and finally at Space Warfare Systems Command in Washington, DC.
Mr. White initiated several information technology initiatives and enacted organizational improvements at all institutions where he has worked. The scope of the information technology organization at Ashland University includes Instructional Technology/Distance Learning, Infrastructure and Security, Client and Technical Support (Help Desk),Web Services and Administrative Systems (Ellucian/Colleague). The institution serves approximately 2,200 undergraduate students, 4,200 graduate students and over 20,000 professional development students annually at primary locations in Ohio and Michigan.
Mr. White is a member of the Ohio Private College and University Chief Information Officer consortium serving as president 2013-2014 and is an active collaborator with other institutions on information technology policy, strategy, benchmarking and operations. He is a co-chair of the Ashland University Strategic Planning Committee and has been a key member since this group was founded in 2007. He has been a member and valuable contributor to the President'Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s Executive Leadership Team (Cabinet) and reports directly to the president of the University. He is also an active member of the Ashland community serving on the board of the United Way of Ashland County and a member of the Leadership Ashland Steering Committee. He was recently appointed to the Ohio Board of Regents CIO Advisory Board (one of 4 private institutions represented).
Mr. White holds an A.A.S in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Business and Administration and a M.A. in Computer Systems Management (focus on Human Resource Management). He has completed all course work for an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership (ABD).