UT officials announce chief information officer transition plans

May 1, 2015 | News, UToday
By Jon Strunk

Tom Biggs, interim senior vice president for finance and administration, announced today an executive-level transition in the Division of Information Technology.



In a letter to The University of Toledo campus community, Biggs announced that Godfrey Ovwigho, UT vice president and chief information officer since 2008, has accepted a similar position at the University of Akron. His last day will be June 30.

“Godfrey has done a masterful job of upgrading information technology services at UT while working with a limited budget,” Biggs wrote. “He and his team have significantly improved customer service and response times to IT issues and concerns. We are all greatly appreciative of the services and accomplishments Godfrey has provided UT in his seven years of service.”

Biggs announced that UT Chief Technology Officer Bill McCreary will assume CIO responsibilities July 1.

“Bill has had extensive experience and success as a CIO, and we are honored that he has accepted these new responsibilities at UT. Bill will use his extensive experience and relationships to continue to grow our information technology services at UT,” Biggs wrote.

Biggs said the CIO role will be in addition to McCreary’s current responsibilities overseeing academic technology, advanced computing, simulation and game development, the Center for Creative Instruction and the Lloyd A. Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center.

McCreary will report to Biggs in his CIO role, with a dotted line to Interim Provost John Barrett for his other responsibilities.

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