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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 5, 2005

UI Begins Search For New CIO/Associate Vice President

The University of Iowa has begun its search for a new chief information officer/associate vice president and is now taking applications and nominations to fill the position.

A 12-member search committee will conduct the national search and screen the candidates with interviews beginning later this winter or spring. Applications and nominations will be reviewed beginning Feb. 1, and will be accepted until a new associate vice president and CIO is appointed. The committee hopes to have a new person in the position by July 1.

The university's CIO leads campus-wide IT planning and operations, including telecommunications. The CIO coordinates development and delivery of IT services for instruction, research, and administration; supervises the Information Technology Services (ITS) organization; and represents the university's information technology interests regionally and nationally. 

The CIO oversees a staff of 250 with an annual budget of $28 million.

Search committee members include the following: Joseph Kearney, committee chair, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate dean for research and development; Eric Andersen, associate dean, College of Law; Nancy Baker, university librarian; Mary Jane Beach, assistant vice president, Finance & Operations; Lee Carmen, director, Health Care Information Systems; Elaine Haddy, associate director, Human Resources; Molly Langstaff, director, ITS-Academic Technologies; Lola Lopes, associate provost; Glenn Storey, associate professor of Classics; Don Szeszycki, assistant provost; Lisa Troyer, associate professor of sociology; and Karen Shemanski, Human Resource and Administrative Support.

More information on the position and the search is available on the Web at

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