VPCIO Leadership

Computing and Information Technology (CIT) is a UB service organization led by specialists in their fields.

 J. Brice Bible.

J. Brice Bible

Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO)


J. Brice Bible is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO) for UB.  

Brice earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in business data communication from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Kelly Duran, Assistant CIO and Director of Strategic Portfolio Management.

Kelly Kenline

Assistant CIO, Director of Strategic Portfolio Management and Interim Director of Enterprise Application Services


Prior to joining UB, Kelly served as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer with Daemen College. During her 17 years at Daemen, Kelly oversaw a diverse portfolio of large-scale IT projects, leading enterprise-wise innovations in network infrastructure, information security and disaster management.

Kelly provides leadership and oversight for the prioritizing, tracking and reporting of the VPCIO area’s portfolio of projects and services, ensuring alignment between UBIT’s strategic direction and campus business objectives. Kelly holds a Masters in Management from Colorado State University and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Canisius College.

 Nancy Kielar.

Nancy Kielar

Assistant Vice President / Chief of Staff, and Director, CIO Administrative Operations (CIOAO)


Nancy Kielar was appointed to her position in 1998. Prior to joining UBIT, she held positions in the Office of the Provost, School of Management, College of Arts & Sciences, and the Office of the Senior Vice President. Nancy received both her undergraduate degree and MBA from UB’s School of Management.

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Larry Schnitzer.

Larry Schnitzer

Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS)


Larry Schnitzer joined the university in 1990 before moving to UBIT in 2000 as a unix systems administrator. In 2006, he took on the role of Manager of Systems Software and in 2016 became EIS' Associate Director. Prior to joining UBIT, he worked in the CEDAR research group at UB as a digital hardware and software engineer. Larry earned a Masters of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University at Buffalo. Larry was named Director of EIS in 2018.

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Chris Clune.

Chris Clune

Director, IT Customer Service (ITCS)


As UB’s Director of IT Customer Service, Chris is responsible for providing visionary leadership to support and improve the customer experience. He joined UB in 2015 after 18 years at Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. Chris holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University.  

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Diana Tuorto.

Diana Tuorto

IT Communications Officer


As IT Communications Officer, Diana is responsible for a creative team who provide communications to the campus community, including the UBIT website, social media and marketing. Her team engages with the campus through surveys, town halls, focus groups and usability studies. She has over 20 years of marketing/communications experience in a variety of industry sectors, from non-profits to real estate and hospitality. Diana joined UB in 2012 and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English Writing and History from University of Pittsburgh. She was named IT Communications Officer in 2017.

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Steve Heist .

Steve Heist

Director, Network and Communication Services (NCS)


Steve Heist joined the university in 1992 as a Systems Administrator. After two years of working in the industry as a Sr. Systems Engineer and Consultant, Steve returned to UB in 2001. Steve was promoted to Manager with Enterprise Infrastructure Services leading multiple service teams from 2006-2019. In 2016, Steve’s role expanded to lead the VPCIO Project Prioritization and Reporting initiative. He earned his Professional MBA from UB in 2018 and was named Director of NCS in 2019.

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Kevin Cleary, Interim ISO.

Kevin Cleary

Interim Information Security Officer


Kevin began work with UB Campus Living IT in 2015, and joined UBIT's Enterprise Infrastructure Services as Systems Software Manager in 2017.  Kevin was named Interim Information Security Officer in February 2021.

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