Mr. Kurt Gorham joined Cumberland University in the summer of 2017 as a Senior Software Developer, with primary responsibilities focused on keeping CAMs stable, current, and functional to all university faculty, staff and student populations. This also includes the duties of maintaining the integrity of the associated Cams Enterprise as its primary database administrator. Other duties include integrations, automations of software projects for the Business Office, and other recent data acquisition activities flowing to/from CAMs with creation of Apply for college admission application, besides day-to-day troubleshooting needs of IT concerns.
In the twenty years prior to joining Cumberland University, Mr. Gorham designed, built and implemented many software projects for Fortune 500 clients in the Southeast United States as a contract consultant. His clients included Deloitte in Hermitage, Tennessee from 1998-2000, a year with Harris Corp in Melbourne Florida, assigned to SQL development as a Software Engineer III to the Government Communications division in 2005.
Clients in health care or service organizations including BCBS of Florida, American Healthways, Vanderbilt UMC, and Emdeon (WebMD) utilizing database programming skills.
There were numerous contracts with government entities: including TVA, State of Tennessee, and Metro Nashville Public Schools. His projects mostly focused on financial reporting, real-time transactional processing, populating data warehouse repositories, or Procurement software development.
There were projects in life insurance for CNA Life, Lamar Life & Bradford Life. Several clients for the hospitality sector, working with Smith Travel Research (STR) in 2015 for corporate performance reporting, and TravLynx in 2012 that hosts a centralized reservation system for 10,000+ hotel properties, hosted in the cloud environment. Both are located in Hendersonville Tennessee.
Before relocating to Middle Tennessee in the Spring of 1997, Mr. Gorham worked in Central Kentucky, including Toyota Tsusho, a Systems Analyst role assigned to the Georgetown facility based out of offices on Madison Avenue in Manhattan NY from 1990-94, coding inventory control / accounting programming in COBOL. Other database development with Cross-Sell, an automotive research that tracks vehicle sales across 28 states. Produced a monthly automotive sales reports from 1994-97 for many automotive clients, banks, and government agencies.
Early in his career, Mr. Gorham taught Computer Programming in higher education beginning in fall of 1983 as a Graduate Assistant at Morehead State University, A promotion in 1984 to a Systems Analyst, a teaching only role covering BASIC Programming thru August 1985.
In the fall of 1985, he took the role of Associate Professor at Hillsborough Community College, on the historic Ybor City, a block from cigar rollers, on a campus teaching COBOL, Fortran, and microcomputer courses to Tampa, Florida students.
The following year found Mr. Gorham teaching COBOL programming Wildcat country at the University of Kentucky campus for two years, and faculty advisor to Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity. Shortly thereafter Mr. Gorham took the role of an evening part-time adjunct Instructor with Sullivan College in 1987 at Lexington Kentucky campus until 1992.
Kurt Gorham earned his Master of Business Administration in 1984 focusing primarily on Accounting and Finance immediately after completing his Bachelor of Business Administration with primary focus on Computer Science from Morehead State University in 1983, located in the Appalachian foothills in Morehead Kentucky. Mr. Gorham graduated from Rowan County High School in 1977 in the same city.
Kurt Gorham is pursuing his second Master’s degree with current coursework focusing on Sports Management at Cumberland University.