Dr. Sherri Whatley has been named associate vice president for business affairs and chief information officer at The University of Texas at Tyler, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.
Whatley, who has served as the university’s first chief information officer and executive director of accountability and information technology since 2003, will begin her new position on May 14.
“This appointment not only recognizes Dr. Whatley’s outstanding capabilities but it also will serve to make our upcoming transition to a new PeopleSoft student information system work more smoothly,” Mabry said.
UT System is launching a shared services initiative intended to utilize the efficiencies within the multi-university system. UT Tyler will join with UT Dallas and UT Arlington to install the PeopleSoft student data system, Mabry added.
This co-op will realize efficiencies with the three universities operating the same software allowing for common data reports to System as well as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Whatley has more than 27 years of information technology experience in business and higher education. She came to UT Tyler in 1990 teaching computer science courses.
She later assumed the role of information systems manager and assisted in the implementation of UT Tyler’s first administrative PC and email network.
Whatley established the university’s institutional research office in 1999.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.