Robert E. Reynolds Named Vice President, Chief
Information Officer at University of Virginia
23, 2000 -- Dr. Robert E. Reynolds, a physician and
senior administrator at the University of Virginia, today was named
vice president and chief information officer, pending approval of
the Board of Visitors.
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
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.
Information Technology 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.
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.
Earlier he held academic and clinical appointments at the Rush-Presbyterian-St.
Luke's Health System of Chicago and at the Medical College
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 Medicine.
with degrees from Yale University and Harvard Medical School, Reynolds
holds a doctorate in public health/medical care administration from
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