A Memo from President Turner Regarding the IT Initiative

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TO:  The University Community

As part of OE2C, I have accepted a key recommendation of the IT initiative that the University’s chief information officer will now report to the President. After careful consideration, and with input from deans and members of the President’s Executive Council, I believe Joe Gargiulo continuing to fill this important role best serves the University. In addition to gaining from his ability and experience, the continuity of his leadership will allow us to move into a new era of information technology advancement and support to underscore the campus-wide importance of IT.

Dr. Jim Quick, associate vice president of research and dean of graduate studies, and Dr. Marc Christensen, dean of the Lyle School of Engineering, who are serving as executive sponsors of the IT initiative; and Greg Ivy, director of the Underwood Law Library, project manager for the team, are to be commended for their ongoing leadership of this important initiative. I also want to thank the entire IT initiative team for their hard work and our deans for their support throughout this process.

For us to continue our upward trajectory as a national university in the coming years, we need the best IT operation possible. With Joe Gargiulo’s leadership, I believe that goal will be realized.

R. Gerald Turner, President


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