Mike Mathews has served Oral Roberts University as Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Technology and Innovation. Mr. Mathews has successfully led a 2-year initiative to transform “Information Technology” toward “Innovation and Technology.” This transformation has allowed ORU to enjoy global attention through digitizing the entire campus experience. ORU has become the leader in wearable technology for students, robotic teleportation technology for global connections, and a campus wide deployment of augmented and virtually reality. The capstone of the two-year initiative was the design and deployment of a Global Learning Center to reach students around the world from their main campus in Tulsa, Ok.
Prior to joining ORU, Mr. Mathews invested eleven years as a Chief Information Officer, Business Development Officer, and VP of Academic Technology for Ellucian. Mr. Mathews has also invested his career in numerous industries including legal, manufacturing, and high-tech where he has learned seven ERP/SIS systems.
Mr. Mathews has been invited to the White House on two occasions for innovations in education. He is also the recipient of the 2012 White House Department of Education Innovation Award, 2013 Campus Technology Innovation Award for Student Systems, the 2015 Texas Star Award, and the 2016 EDUVENTURES Innovation Award. Mr. Mathews has been featured in numerous education periodicals, journals, and magazines for his innovation and commitment to students.
Mr. Mathews earned a master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.