J. Keith Fowlkes BIO

J. Keith Fowlkes has been a leader in higher education technology for over 25 years. Keith is Vice President for E&I Technology, E&I Cooperatives, Inc. in Jericho, New York.  He has served as Chief Information Officer for some of the nation's great small, higher education institutions including Centre College, Saint Mary’s College and the University of Virginia at Wise. While at Centre College, he co-founded the Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium (HESS), a consortium focused on and cloud-based systems (ERP, LMS, CRM, etc.) collaboration and purchasing for private, non-profit institutions.

E&I Cooperatives’ competitive contracts are already used in over 4,500 public and private institutions across the U.S.  Now leading the E&I Cooperatives’ Technology Contracts area, Keith is developing new strategies with technology leaders in public and private institutions to help them save time and money in strategic sourcing, contract development and institutional collaboration.  He continues to help lead the Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium (HESS) as a board member and their Executive Director, helping them collaborate on contracts and services.

Keith is also a frequent speaker and a writer for several technology-related national publications as a thought leader in technology collaboration and sourcing in higher education. He holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Tennessee at Martin, a Masters in Information Management and an M.B.A. in Economics and Finance from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.

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