Dr. Carver was named vice president for information technology and chief information officer in June 2015, following a national search.
A senior leader in higher education information technology, Carver came to UAB from his position as vice chancellor and chief information officer for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, having previously held key leadership positions at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Carver earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his master’s degree and doctorate in computer science from Texas A&M University. Throughout his career, he has received numerous national and international honors and awards for military, teaching, and research excellence. Carver is a frequent keynote speaker and has published extensively.
In Carver's own words: "My vision for UAB IT is a world-class IT organization that effectively balances cost efficiency, agility, and innovation. We are an organization that values its employees as our most precious resource, and thus we create an environment that thrives at a pace of sustainable innovation over the long term. Our relationships with our customers, business partners, and vendors are long-term relationships that allow us to move at the speed of trust. This vision does not depend on one person but instead on a dedicated team where everyone is an agent of innovation and aligned to support the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"In ten years, we will not only catch up with the rest of the world in terms of best in breed performance, but we will pass them so that we are creating best-class practices and are engaged in the national conversation on how information technology can transform higher education. We enable world-class performance at UAB and in the Birmingham community."
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Curtis A. Carver Jr. curriculum vitae