Nov. 30, 2001
Vol. 21 No. 6

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    Jackson now serving as Vice President and CIO

    By Steve Koppes
    News Office

    Greg Jackson has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University, effective immediately.

    For the past five years, Jackson has overseen the University’s central information-technology facilities and services, including the central Networking Services and Information Technologies.

    Jackson’s tenure has seen an increase in the scope and depth of instructional computing and related facilities, such as the Crerar computing cluster, various efforts to encourage standardization and provide support for desktop computing, and extensive collaboration with other academic and administrative units.

    He also has overseen the modernization and greater integration of central server and data-center resources, rapid expansion of voice and data network services, and focused attention to network security.

    Most recently, Jackson’s responsibilities have expanded to include the renewal and modernization of the University’s administrative systems.

    Jackson serves on the University Budget & Planning Committee, the Board of Computing Activities and Services, the Committee on Patents and Licensing, the Internal Audit Oversight Group, the Council on Research Infrastructure, the Intellectual Property Committee and the President’s Council.

    Nationally, Jackson serves as a member of the Board of Directors for EDUCAUSE, a not-for-profit association that aims to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. He also is a member of the National Policy Council for the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development/Internet2, and he serves as a University representative to other information technology organizations.

    Before coming to the University in 1996, Jackson was Director of Academic Computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the 15 years prior to his MIT post, he taught statistics, research methods, operations research and higher education policy at Harvard University and Stanford University. He holds an S.B. degree from MIT and an Ed.D. from Harvard University.