Chief Technology Officer
M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1985
B.A., University of Virginia, 1983
As chief technology officer for the Law School, Gary Banks works with the Law School community and its leaders to define a vision for the role of information technology at the Law School. He makes specific proposals—and advocates for resources—to realize that vision, and facilitates the effective coordination of information technology-related activities.
After earning his undergraduate degree in biology and his M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, Banks spent his first two years working with the University’s Department of Medical Education as a programmer/analyst. He subsequently moved to the Law School where he served as a systems engineer, director of information technology, assistant dean for information technology and communications, and finally as chief technology officer since 2000.
He has served on several University committees, including the Dean's Technology Council, the Student Systems Project, the Oracle Student Systems Project, and the Desktop Support Group. Banks currently represents the Law School on the Law School Admission Council’s Information Services Division Advisory Group. He has presented at conferences on technology in law and higher education such as Computer Assisted Legal Instruction and the Law CIO Group. Banks has served as a consultant for local companies in the health care, food services, and telecommunications industries as well as with other law schools.