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U Rochester Names 2 New VPs

Photonics.com
Jun 2011
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 9, 2011 — The University of Rochester has announced the recent appointment of two vice presidents, on the recommendation of President Joel Seligman. They were approved by the board of trustees at its May meeting.

Robert McCrory, director of the university’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, and David Lewis, chief information officer, will take on their new roles as vice president.

Director of the university’s largest single research program, McCrory will retain his current title of vice provost, as well as his academic titles in engineering and physics, while serving in his new position. In addition, he will continue as a member of the president’s cabinet.

“Few people are both vice provost and vice president,” said Ralph Kuncl, provost and executive vice president, “but few people have the range of strategic responsibilities managed by Bob McCrory. As vice provost, Bob will continue to have the authority needed for his academic roles. And as vice president, his title now reflects accurately both in Washington and to the industrial community the leadership role he plays at the laboratory and in the university more generally.”

Before assuming the job of chief information officer, Lewis held the title of vice provost. As vice president, he will take on an expanded role in strategic information technology planning, working closely with IT organizations and leaders across the university, including the medical center. He will continue to report to Provost Kuncl.

Lewis has been a member of the president’s cabinet since 2006, when he was appointed chief information officer.

For more information, visit: www.rochester.edu  


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