The University of Texas at
Arlington has appointed Jim Bradley, a senior technology administrator at
Tulane University in New Orleans, as vice president for information technology
and chief information officer.
Bradley is currently Tulane’s assistant vice president for information technology and academic computing and has held a variety of information technology positions, primarily in higher education. He joined Tulane in 2010 after 23 years with the University of Houston. He also previously worked for the Bechtel Energy Corp. in Bay City.
Bradley begins his appointment May 1. He succeeds Maurice Leatherbury, who is retiring after serving as UT Arlington vice president of information technology and chief information officer since 2010.
“I look forward to joining the dynamic leadership team at The University of Texas at Arlington and to collaborating to advance the University’s Tier One mission,” Bradley said. “Effective information technology management can be the strategic differentiator that helps move our institution forward.”
Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, provost and vice president for academic affairs, expressed appreciation for Leatherbury’s leadership. He said that Bradley’s tenure at the large, public University of Houston and the selective private Tulane University will serve UT Arlington well.
“Jim has a track record of leading strategic initiatives that enhance the ability of students and researchers to achieve world-class results,” Elsenbaumer said. “UT Arlington will benefit from his significant experience with a Texas institution similarly focused on becoming a nationally recognized research institution and an independent university well-regarded for its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.”
Kelly Davis, UT Arlington vice president for business affairs and controller, served as chair of the search committee and said Bradley emerged as the best candidate to lead the Division of Information Technology as he shared his vision for how technology should be integrated into the University’s academic and research goals.
“It was very clear he believes in the strength of collaboration and he cares about his team,” Davis said.
Bradley holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saint Thomas, both in Houston. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Houston.
At Tulane, Bradley leads the Campus Information Technology and Academic Computing Department, which delivers comprehensive technology solutions for the University’s Uptown Campus; the School of Medicine; and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine among other areas.
At UT Arlington, Bradley will lead a team of 146 staff members and manage a budget of $19 million. The Division of Information Technology reports to the provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Bradley said he looks forward to meeting with UT Arlington research teams to learn what Information Technology staff can do to assist their work.
“I want our team to be a major contributor to the University’s academic and research goals and help the overall institution reach its goals,” he said.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of more than 33,800 students and more than 2,200 faculty members in the heart of North Texas. UT Arlington is the second largest member of The University of Texas System. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.