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)

716-645-7979
bible@buffalo.edu

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

716-645-5344
kellyd@buffalo.edu

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)

716-645-5806
kielar@buffalo.edu

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)

716-645-3031
lps@buffalo.edu

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)

716-645-9077
cclune@buffalo.edu

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

716-645-8127
dianatuo@buffalo.edu

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 .

Ron Ternowski

Interim Director, Network and Communication Services (NCS)

716-645-4742
ronaldte@buffalo.edu

As Interim Director of Network and Communication Services, Ron is responsible for delivering engineering, consulting, and reliable network connectivity across both wired and wireless infrastructure at the university, with the goal of exceeding customer expectations. He joined UB in 2016 as the Manager of Network Engineering after 8 years at the Western New York Regional Information Center. Ron holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with honors from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Kevin Cleary, ISO.

Kevin Cleary

Information Security Officer

716-645-4767
kpcleary@buffalo.edu

Kevin began his IT career at UB as a student, working with UBIT’s help desk as a public site consultant. Experienced in working with both small startups and large publicly-traded companies, Kevin has spent the majority of his career at UB, in both highly technical and leadership IT positions. Kevin left his IT Director position with UB’s Campus Living in 2017 to take on a service manager role with UBIT’s Enterprise Infrastructures Services. Kevin became Interim Information Security Officer in February 2021 and was fully appointed in October 2021.

While primarily focused on continuously evolving UB’s information security program, Kevin maintains relationships with the academic and research missions of the university, serving as an adjunct lecturer in UB’s School of Management and regularly partnering on grant submissions.

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