Reynolds named U.Va.'s
chief information officer
Robert E. Reynolds, a physician and senior U.Va. administrator,
was named vice president and chief information officer on Oct.
23, pending approval of the Board
has held the position on an interim basis for 18 months, while
a national search was conducted. At the same time, he has continued
as vice provost for the Health
System, where he has been a member of the administration since
1988, and as William Hobson Professor of Information Sciences,
with academic appointments in internal medicine and health evaluation
have been very pleased with Bob Reynolds' leadership during this
interim period," said U.Va. President John T. Casteen III.
"The University continues to be among the nation's front
runners in its technology infrastructure and in the ways our faculty
and staff are using new technologies to improve their work. Bob's
understanding of the issues involved, his experience in long-range
planning, and his ability to bring the right people together to
tackle problems have been important to our success in this area."
vice president, Reynolds will take the lead in strategic planning
for technology infrastructure and applications, making specific
proposals to implement those plans, and facilitating the coordination
of technology-related activity across the University.
and Communications (ITC) staff of 230 is responsible for a
wide range of activities, among them the University's high-speed
fiber-optic network to dormitories, classrooms, libraries and
offices; the telephone system; a central information "warehouse"
of digitized administrative data; a complex system of computer
servers; support for departmental computing operations; training
for faculty, students and employees; and development of advanced
technologies and applications.
Throughout his career, Reynolds has been involved in the design,
implementation, and enhancement of computerized health information
systems. Before coming to U.Va., he served for seven years as
associate dean for administration and hospital affairs at Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine.
has been a frequent consultant and adviser for the medical informatics
programs of the National Library of Medicine and its Integrated
Academic Information Management systems program. At U.Va., he
was instrumental in developing the collaborative Health Sciences-ITC
academic computing center and in promoting the formation of a
new department of health evaluation sciences in the School of
Along with degrees from Yale University and Harvard Medical School,
Reynolds holds a doctorate in public health/medical care administration
from Johns Hopkins.