To: All UB Employees
From: Satish K. Tripathi, President
It is my great pleasure to announce the appointments of Nancy E.
Paton as Vice President for Communications and Brice Bible as Vice
President and Chief Information Officer at the University at
Buffalo. Their appointments are effective November 11, 2013
and November 18, 2013 respectively.
As Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Brice Bible
will play a vital leadership role in leveraging our
university’s technology infrastructure and digital resources
to position UB at the forefront of the 21 century higher education
and IT and computing landscape. Possessing extensive
information technology and organizational planning experience in
higher education, Brice is a seasoned innovator in the development,
improvement, and implementation of information technology systems
and service delivery. His leadership will help to ensure that
UB continues to provide our students, faculty, and staff with a
robust 21 century research and learning environment. I want to take
this opportunity to thank Tom Furlani for his outstanding service
as Interim CIO for the past three years.
As Vice President for Communications, Nancy Paton will provide
critical leadership in advancing the university’s vision for
further establishing UB in the ranks of the world’s great
research universities. Telling UB’s story effectively
to a broad range of university constituencies—both inside and
outside the university—is essential to realizing this
vision A nationally recognized communications strategist,
Nancy has an extensive executive-level background in communications
and marketing. Her record of innovation and expertise in
strategic planning will help develop and guide an overarching
communications strategy to support university goals, build a strong
and resonant institutional brand, and give us a competitive edge to
continue to recruit more of the world’s best faculty, staff,
and students to our community.
Both of these individuals emerged as the best qualified
candidates from exceptional candidate pools in highly competitive
national searches. I invite you to view the full
announcements about these two appointments, available here for Brice Bible, and here for Nancy Paton.
Nancy and Brice are joining UB at a very exciting time of
momentum and progress for our university and the broader
communities we serve. I am delighted to introduce them as the
newest members of our senior leadership team. Please join me
in welcoming Nancy and Brice to our university community.
Satish K. Tripathi