Jim Carrick G’98, CEO of LPA Software Solutions and a member of the Board of Advisors at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) will deliver this year’s Phanstiel Lecture on March 22.
The Phanstiel Lecture is a vital component of Syracuse University’s celebration of Philanthropy Week, held this year from March 21 – 25. Each year, the lecture features a speaker whose story and personal commitment to serving others elevates the conversation of philanthropy campus wide.
The mission of Philanthropy Week is to educate students, alumni, the campus, and the broader community about the benefits of philanthropy—the importance of volunteerism, charitable giving, and other efforts the better our world, and how philanthropy and the generosity of donors affect all of Syracuse University.
Carrick leads LPA Software Solutions, a consulting firm with deep expertise in business analytics. Before joining LPA, Carrick was chairman of Polaris Library Systems, a software company that developed, sold, and supported enterprise software for large public libraries and academic libraries. He has served as president and CEO of Strategic Computer Solutions, and spent 19 years at IBM in various sales and sales management positions.
Carrick generously shares his time and expertise as a member of the iSchool’s Board of Advisors. He has also served on the boards of the CNY Regional Economic Development Council, Crouse Hospital, LeMoyne College, the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, Syracuse Boys and Girls Club, Blue Highway, and the CenterState CEO Technology Garden.
Philanthropy is a Carrick family tradition. His wife, Peggy, is a volunteer at Catholic Charities, and serves on the boards of the Boeheim Foundation and Syracuse University Basketball’s Hardwood Club.
Carrick earned his bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts, a master’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and completed the IBM Client Executive MBA program at Harvard Business School.
The Phanstiel Lecture will be held at 4 PM on Tuesday, March 22 in the Schine Student Center, room 304. The Orange Circle Awards will also be held at that time, with a reception to follow.