James Webb provides leadership, management, and oversight for the university’s academic and administrative information technology services and systems. James was recently named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 Technology Leaders for demonstrating exceptional technology leadership, creating innovative business solutions, and effectively developing and executing successful IT strategies for the University. James was the recipient of the provost appreciation award in 2008 and the University's staff excellence award in 2009.
Before joining West Texas A&M University, James spent fourteen years working in corporate IT, non-profit IT, and healthcare IT and became the University's Chief Information Officer in 2007. He earned a B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems in 1995 along with a M.B.A. in 2008, both from West Texas A&M University.
James completed the Executive Leadership for Information Technology Excellence program at The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs in 2008, the Stanford University Advanced Project Management program in 2009, the CIO Academy at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School in 2012, the Innovative CIO Executive program at Stanford University in 2012, and the Leadership Excellence program at the Disney Institute in 2015.
Since 2011, James has been an instructor for the Computer Information & Decision Management department in the College of Business and teaches upper level coursework in network, data communications, the Internet of Things, along with information security and policy. James holds professional industry certifications that include Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Emeritus (CCIE), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), ITIL Expert, and Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM).
James is a charter member of Cisco's Higher Education Advisory Council and collaborates with other CIO's and CTO's from research Universities, state systems, and community colleges to discuss key challenges and share best practices.
Chief Information Officer
West Texas A&M University