New Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Brian Beach, Senior Vice President for Administration and Business Ventures
It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Elias G. Eldayrie as the University of Florida’s next vice president and chief information officer. Elias will assume his new position effective May 28.
A 23-year information technology veteran from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Elias will be responsible for providing oversight and leadership to existing units under the CIO, including Computer Network Services, Academic Technology, Enterprise Systems, and Information Security and Compliance along with responsibility for existing Information Technology Governance Committees. He also will be in charge of implementing President Machen’s vision of consolidating information technology within the framework of the 2009 Information Technology Action Plan.
Elias’ extensive knowledge base and years of experience will be critical to the success of our efforts to integrate the university’s many information technology services and prepare for the future of technology and its impact on our students, researchers and business operations.
Elias has served as associate vice president and chief information officer for SUNY Buffalo since 2006 and held various positions there since 1987. He is currently an executive board member of the Council of Chief Information officers in the SUNY system and has been a board member of The Chronicle of Higher Education Leadership Board of CIOs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s in business administration, both from SUNY Buffalo. He also completed the certification program of Managing Information Technology Projects from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. In addition, he has served as an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Management at SUNY Buffalo since 1998.
In 2009, he received the University at Buffalo Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award. He has taught internationally, in Belarus and Hungary.
Please join me in welcoming Elias to the Gator Nation.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Chuck Frazier, a 38-year veteran of the university who stepped in two years ago from retirement to serve as the interim chief information officer. His time and efforts are greatly appreciated.