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October 13, 2004
New chief information officer appointed
Provost and vice-president (academic) Maureen Mancuso has announced that chief librarian Michael Ridley has accepted the new role of chief information officer (CIO) for the University.
The new position is part of an ongoing reorganization in the provost’s office.
Ridley will be responsible for the administration of the library as chief librarian and of Computing and Communications Services (CCS). “This new position will enable the University to bring together the vision, leadership and advocacy for the development and use of information systems and information technology,” Mancuso said. “It will further our academic mission in this important area and support our administrative requirements.”
In making the announcement, she expressed appreciation to CCS director Ron Elmslie, noting that CCS has experienced “tremendous achievements” under his leadership. “Ron has dramatically reshaped the IT environment at the University and provided solid technical directions for our future strategic growth.”
Elmslie, who is retiring later this year, said he is “absolutely delighted that Mike has been appointed CIO for the University. He is an acknowledged leader with the skills and talent to lead the University in the application of technology in support of learning, teaching, research and administration.”