Published November 15, 2013
Colleagues, I am excited to officially join the University at Buffalo and UBIT Team. I have begun getting acquainted with your IT services portfolio and look forward to learning more.
I am grateful to Tom Furlani for his service to CIT as CIO during the past three years. I look forward to continuing our close partnership with Tom as Director of the CCR.
Over the next few months, I will reach out to the University faculty, staff, administration, and you to get to know the Institution better. My goal is to gain an understanding of the University IT needs, both short and long term. The vision established in the UB2020 Strategic Plan by President Tripathi, Provost Zukoski, and others is very impressive and will serve as an excellent foundation for our strategic planning activities.
We will also enhance the opportunities for communication and collaboration across IT at UB. An all-staff meeting planned for December will be an early opportunity to begin discussing CIT expectations and opportunities. I welcome your suggestions for other communication venues.
My door will always be open and I look forward to working with each of you.