WMU News

Information technology VP candidates make presentations

June 15, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- A session set for 2 p.m. Thursday (June 17) marks the first of four scheduled presentations and campus visits by candidates for the position of vice president for information technology.

There are four candidates for the job which will encompass serving as the University's chief information officer and providing leadership for academic and administrative computing, networking systems, distance learning and telecommunications.

All four candidates will make formal, public presentations on the topic of "Supporting the Research University through Information Technology."

Jerry A. Nogy, currently the chief information officer at the University of Toledo, will visit campus June 17 and 18 and make his presentation from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday (June 17) in 2000 Schneider Hall.

On Monday and Tuesday, June 21 and 22, Viji "Murali" Muralidharan will visit campus. Muralidharan is currently the director of systems management and user support in the Center for Computer Information Technology at the University of Arizona. Her public presentation is set for 2 to 3 p.m. Monday in the Putney Lecture Hall, 1010 Fetzer Center.

Richard Wright, an internal candidate who is currently serving as the interim vice president for information technology, will make a formal presentation in his bid for the position from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, also in the Putney Lecture Hall, 1010 Fetzer Center. Prior to becoming interim vice president, Wright served as the University's associate vice president for academic affairs.

The final candidate, William Max Ivey, will visit campus Monday and Tuesday, July 12 and 13, and will make his presentation from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Putney Lecture Hall, 1010 Fetzer Center. He is currently the director of the Center for Computing Services and Telecommunications at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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