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.