Vice Provost for Information Technology

Published: June 20th, 2001

Category: Memos

David Colburn, Provost

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charles Frazier as the University of Florida’s first Vice Provost for Information Technology (IT). The decision to name a Vice Provost for IT was made following an extensive internal examination of the university’s current IT structure and an external review of our peer institutions and private companies to assess their approach to IT.

As the University of Florida increases its involvement in IT, the need for a unified and coordinated approach to the use of information technology becomes more critical. Only through the effective and efficient use of IT resources will UF be able to meet our academic mission by providing state-of-the-art support for our students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies.

I am particularly pleased to have persuaded Chuck Frazier to take on this job. His considerable talents as an administrator, his knowledge of IT on this campus, his contacts in the IT world in both the public and private sectors, and his ability to foster a healthy environment in which change can occur are some of his many strengths for this position. Working with representatives from groups across campus, Dr. Frazier will oversee university-wide IT functions and implement a comprehensive Information Technology Strategic Plan.

Dr. Joe Glover will assume several of Dr. Frazier’s previous duties including enrollment management, tenure and promotion, sustained performance evaluation, and new faculty orientation.

The appointment is effective July 1, 2001.

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