Enron, Memorial Hermann Healthcare Systems and Teradata, a division of NCR, have joined 21 other companies as members of the advisory board of the Mays College’s Center for the Management of Information Systems (CMIS), bringing the board to its largest ever number of corporate members.
CMIS advisory board members help plan strategies to keep students abreast of the business technology marketplace. The three newest board member companies join Wal-Mart, VALIC, USAA, TXU Business Services, Tactica Technology Group, Neiman Marcus, MBNA America, ExxonMobil, Federal Express, Frito Lay, Inc., Information Advantage Associates, J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Conoco, Inc., Dell Computer Corp., COMPAQ, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, EDS, BP Amoco, Anadarko Petroleum Company, Accenture and EnFORM.
“In the fast-changing world of technology, partnerships between academic institutions and industry are vital to the education of students destined for the technology world,” said George Fowler, CMIS director. “It is wonderful to have so many valued companies on the CMIS board of advisors. I am pleased that the numbers continue to grow, and I am very pleased that this growth includes such a variety of industries.”