Appointment of New Vice Presidents Announced

Published October 10, 2013

To: All UB Employees

From: Satish K. Tripathi, President

Dear University Community:

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