TTUS Chief Information Officer
Associate Vice Chancellor, CIO
Texas Tech University System
Kay began her career at Texas Tech in 1980 and has focused on strategies, support and oversight of enterprise systems during her tenure. Her involvement and appointment with state organizations/committees, vendor partnerships, and professional development organizations have provided her considerable experience in communication, collaboration, strategic planning, and understanding the broader needs for higher education. Prior to Texas Tech, she worked as a programmer analyst in the private sector. Kay received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Baylor University.
She works jointly with the CIOs from Texas Tech University (TTU), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso (TTUHSC EP), and Angelo State University (ASU) and chairs the CIO Council. The CIOs work collaboratively through the CIO Council to coordinate IT direction, strategic plans, risk assessments and policies for the Texas Tech entities as well as IT related compliance and reporting for the state of Texas.
Kay oversees TTU System information technology departments supporting the enterprise application environment, data center and telephony needs. She provides oversight for the Enterprise Application Organization which is responsible for the direction, stability, and functionality of the Texas Tech ERP environment.
She serves on the Information Technology Council for Higher Education (ITCHE) for the state of Texas and the Lone Star Education and Research Network (LEARN) Board serving as Chair. Kay is an active member in EDUCAUSE currently serving on the Board of Directors as Secretary. Texas Tech is a key partner with Ellucian, our ERP provider, where Kay serves on the Ellucian Executive Advisory Council, is active in the Ellucian Executive Forum, Texas Connection Consortium (TCC) and is an Ellucian Community Source Board Member.