MIS Advisory Board

Board Member Organization  
William Banks President, Integrated Solutions Management, Inc.
Edwin Bartlett PricewaterhouseCoopers
Donna Buckner eMentum
James Buckner CIO, City of Tampa
Cindy Brown President, Pratt Brown & Associates
Carole Hershman Business Development Executive, IBM
Mary Makal NPH Project Management Group
Mary McCoy President, Prism Plus Consulting, LLC, WBE, MBE
Laurence Paley LRP Associates, LLC
John Oakes CIO, Revenue Management Solutions
Andy Swenson CIO, Vology Data Systems
Glenn Thistlethwaite GET & Associates

Mission: Assist the faculty in developing, delivering and monitoring a high quality educational program so that UT Management Information Systems (MIS) and Financial Enterprise Systems (FES) graduates are equipped with the critical skill sets required by employers in the Tampa Bay area as well as nationally and internationally.


  • Conduct periodic reviews of the MIS and FES curricula
    • Exchange ideas with faculty on:
    • General industry trends
    • Information technology trends
    • Graduate/employee requirements for success as information system and financial service operations professionals in the areas of:
      - Skills
      - Knowledge
      - Abilities
  • Recommend actions impacting future MIS and FES program modifications in the areas of:
    • Overall curriculum design
    • Design of specific courses
    • Adoption or discontinuation of specific information system and financial service operations’ related technologies, tools and methodologies
    • Program accreditation
    • Internships and employment opportunities
  • Participate with faculty in selected research and curricular development activities

Member Selection: Advisory board members are volunteer executives from across the Tampa Bay area selected by the ITM department chair. Advisory board members may be recommended by other board members, the faculty or dean. Members will be selected to represent a cross section of organizations by both type and size. Board members will have either significant experience leading information systems organizations or significant experience recruiting and staffing information system positions, both of which give the member unique perspectives on departmental programs.