VPCIO Leadership

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

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. Full bio >

> Read a personal message from J. Brice Bible to the UB community

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Nancy Kielar

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

Nancy Kielar joined UB in 1981.  In 1994, she joined the Office of Senior Vice-President Voldemar Innus as the Chief Financial Officer. When Voldemar became CIO in 1998, she continued as CFO. Nancy has also held the title of Chief of Staff since May 2010.

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Larry Schnitzer

Associate Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS)

Larry Schnitzer has been employeed by the university since 1990, and joined CIT in 2000 as a unix systems administrator. In 2006, he took on the role of manager of systems software and in 2016 became Associate Director of EIS. Prior to joining CIT 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.

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Mark Deuell

Director, Network and Classroom Services (NCS)

Mark joined what is now CIT in 1985 as a Network Engineer and has served as a Director of NCS  since 1999. Prior to his staff appointment, he worked as a Student Assistant in University Computing Services while he attended UB in the Electrical Engineering Department.

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Susan Huston

Director, Enterprise Application Services (EAS)

Susan Huston has been with the university since 1978 and Director of Enterprise Application Services (EAS) since 1996. She holds a Bachelors in Mathematics and a Masters in Library and Information Science.

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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. Full bio >

> Read a personal message from Chris Clune to the UB community

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Jeff Murphy

Interim Information Security Officer

As UB’s Interim Information Security Officer, Jeff is responsible for establishing and maintaining a university-wide information risk management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. 

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Diana Tuorto

IT Communications Officer

As IT Communications Officer, Diana is responsible for overseeing staff who create communications to the campus, including the UBIT website, social media and marketing, as well as IT engagement.  She has been employed at UB since 2012 and holds a Bachelors in English Writing and History from University of Pittsburgh.

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