Chief Information Officer

Les Mathews serves as the University system’s chief information officer and reports to the Chief Financial Officer. The Office of Information Technology Services supports the University’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems including Finance, HR, Payroll, Procurement, Research, and Development. In addition, this office is responsible for IT policy and promotes collaboration among the campuses and institutes in the areas of security, procurement, and operational efficiencies.

Les has worked at UT for more than 30 years. He started as a programmer/analyst in 1985 before being named Assistant Director of the System Payroll Office in 1991, and Director in 1994. In 2007, Les was named Assistant Vice President and in 2014 named Executive Director of the Office of Information Technology Services.

He serves as the chair of the Statewide Information Technology Committee and serves on a number of other committees including the Business Intelligence and Research Communities of Practice, and the Benefits Advisory Group.

A native of Tennessee, Mathews earned his bachelor’s degree in finance at The University of Tennessee.

He lives in Farragut with his wife Pam.