Cathy Bates , M.Ed.

Associate Vice President, Vantage Technology Consulting Group , Concord , Massachusetts

Cathy is an Associate Vice President at Vantage Technology Consulting. She 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 expertise 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 serves on numerous Higher-Ed IT committees, presenting at conferences and contributing articles and knowledge resources.