It’s a great time to be at UB and I’m excited to join the UBIT team as your new Vice President and CIO. The entire institution is rallying around the UB 2020 vision and focus is becoming clear about our future.
There is a tremendous amount of pride in UB. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to giving our students the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in their college career and beyond. Information technology plays a vital role in these efforts and I look forward to playing a collaborative part with colleagues across the campuses.
Since joining UB late last fall, I’ve conducted a listening tour across the institution. It’s clear from speaking with the Deans, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Faculty and Students that everyone is generally pleased with UBIT services and support. We’ve built a strong foundation on which to move the UB 2020 agenda forward.
I would like to share three of the major insights I’ve gained from this listening tour:
From an IT perspective, UB must always present itself like an AAU (Association of American Universities) school. By providing and maintaining the latest technologies, we give faculty and researchers the greatest chance to excel and make a difference. Robust, reliable, and secure network and computing infrastructure are examples of services critical for ensuring AAU-level competitiveness.
UBIT is committed to working together. We have renewed focus on strengthening our organization to act and be recognized as One UBIT.
UBIT accepts two key challenges ahead of us:
On behalf of UBIT, I welcome input, suggestions and collaboration in addressing these challenges. The purpose of this blog will be to enrich the dialog between and among interested UB members as we work together to achieve this vision.
J. Brice Bible
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
J. Brice Bible is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO) for UB. CIT is a service division at UB that provides enterprise technology leadership and guidance.