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University of Iowa News Release

Jan 15, 2004

Fleagle Named Interim Chief Information Officer

Steve Fleagle has been named interim assistant vice president and chief information officer, heading Information Technology Services (ITS) for the University of Iowa. Fleagle's appointment is effective immediately and will continue at least through Dec. 31, 2004, Interim Provost Patricia Cain announced today.

Fleagle succeeds David Dobbins, who has directed ITS since 1998. Dobbins has requested a leave of absence for the year to pursue personal interests, Cain said. However, Dobbins has also agreed to work with a General Education Fund Task Force announced today by UI President David Skorton. That group will recommend recurring general education fund spending reductions.

A native of DeWitt, Iowa, Fleagle earned an engineering degree from the UI in 1984. From 1984 to 1994, he was an engineer and the technical director of the UI Cardiovascular Image Processing Laboratory. From 1994 to 1998 he was a project leader and management team member in ITS. Since 1998 he has been the director of Telecommunication and Network Services, a department of ITS.

Information Technology Services provides integrated information technology support for the UI campus, including computing facilities; administrative information systems; voice, data, and video communications networks and services; technological resources for teaching and research needs; Instructional Technology Centers (ITCs); and a variety of related services and support.

The University's assistant vice president and CIO reports to the provost and the vice president for finance and operations.

STORY SOURCE: University Relations, 101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Parrott,