California State University,
From the President's Desk
April 29, 1998
Dr. Liu has a Ph.D. from UCLA in Engineering with a minor in Software Systems; an M.B.A. in Business and Management from Pepperdine University; and a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from UCLA. He will assume the newly created CIO position on June 1, 1998.
As I mentioned in a previous From the President's Desk, the CIO position will report directly to the President and assume responsibility for strategic planning, policy and programs related to information technology. The position of CIO is rapidly becoming the norm in universities as we realize how information technologies are impacting all campus operations. The appointment of the new CIO position concludes an exhaustive and competitive six-month search. I was heartened by the many fine candidates who applied for the position and, particularly, the quality of the finalists. I would like to also thank the Search Committee - Dr. William Hosek (Chair), Dr. Mary Ann Cummins Prager, Mr. Fred Dukes, Dr. Carlos Maldonado, and Mr. Greg Nicols - for their hard work and dedication in completing this important search successfully. Thanks, too, to Ms. Camille Brooks and Dr. Nancy Fernandez, who also contributed to the committee's search.
We look forward to having the university community join me in congratulating Dr. Liu and welcoming him to the campus.
Blenda J. Wilson