Vice President for Information Systems & Technology

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Dr. Christopher Davis
Vice President & CIO

Dr. Christopher Davis joined the University of Central Arkansas as Chief Technology Officer in June 2014. In January 2016, he was named Vice President of the newly formed Division of Information Systems and Technology. Collectively, he has been working in the fields of education and technology, both as an educator and administrator, since 2001. He has experience in K-12 and higher education and has a broad background in educational technology and distance education as a VP and C-level executive, technology director, higher education faculty member, online learning consultant, and faculty development professional.

Dr. Davis has led large-scale, complex IT infrastructure upgrades and rehabilitations at both the University of Central Arkansas and Plum Borough School District. He also worked extensively with the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit (Monaca, PA) as the lead consultant and trainer in their innovative cyber program, The Regional Choice Initiative, and played a vital role (as lead pedagogical and technical consultant) in creating a fully online teacher training program for the Instituto Pedagogico Arubano (Aruba Pedagogical Institute in Oranjestad, Aruba).

Currently, he is responsible for IT strategic planning, developing and maintaining functional relationships with academic colleges and business divisions, managing a $5 million annual IT budget, and recruiting and hiring the most skilled IT staff available.

Dr. Davis resides in Wooster, Arkansas with his wife Jennifer; their five children; and their two dogs, Mia and JoJo. He enjoys outdoor activities, camping, technology, professional football, NHL hockey, and discussing sports, politics, religion, as well as other contemporary social issues.

Professional Experience

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
University of Central Arkansas

Chief Technology Officer
University of Central Arkansas

Director of Educational Technology
Plum Borough School District (PA)

Director, Educational Technology Center
Robert Morris University

Application Specialist
Duquesne University

Help Desk Consultant
Duquesne University

Database Administrator
West Shore School District (PA)

High School Social Studies Teacher
Spring Grove Area School District (PA)

Education

Ph.D., Instructional Management and Leadership
Robert Morris University

M.S.Ed., Instructional Technology
Duquesne University

B.S.Ed., Secondary Social Studies
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

B.S., Psychology
Clarion University of Pennsylvania