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Search underway for VP for information technology and CIO

May 2, 2016

Search underway for VP for information technology and CIO

The Office of the President has appointed an advisory committee to launch the search for the new position of vice president for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Michigan. The university now is accepting nominations and applications for the position.

President Mark Schlissel has appointed a 14-member search advisory committee, which will be co-chaired by James Hilton, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Information, School of Information; dean of libraries, University Library; vice provost, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; and faculty associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics; along with Sachin Kheterpal, associate professor of anesthesiology, Medical School.

The executive search firm Opus Partners, led by Craig Smith and Katie Dean, has been retained to assist with this search.

In addition to Hilton and Kheterpal, members of the search advisory committee include:

• Paul Castillo, chief financial officer, U-M Health System.

• Usama Fayyad, chief data officer, Barclays; chairman and director, Oasis 500.

• Sharon Broude Geva, director of Advanced Research Computing.

• Kevin Hegarty, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

• Rajesh Mangrulkar, Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education, associate dean for medical student education, associate professor of internal medicine and associate professor of learning health sciences, Medical School.

• Nigel Melville, associate professor of technology and operations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

• Susan Murphy, Herbert E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics, LSA; research professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research; professor of psychiatry, Medical School.

• Andrew T. Palms, executive director of communications systems and data centers, ITS Communication Services.

• Marios Papaefthymiou, chair and professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, College of Engineering.

• Andrew Rosenberg, acting/interim chief information officer, U-M Health System and Medical School.

• Steven Schlecht, executive director of finance and administration, LSA.

• William Schultz, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, and professor of naval architecture, CoE.

The Board of Regents approved the creation of this new position in February. "This position will ensure that information strategy is appropriately considered in both short- and long-term decision making and planning for the university," Schlissel said at that time.

The president said the individual who fills the new position would oversee "the creation of an integrated information technology strategy for the entire university, including the health system."

The new vice president will report to the president and serve as a member of the university's executive leadership team.

Britney K. Rashleigh, junior project manager, Office of the President, will serve as the president's liaison to the search.