Appointment Director Strategic Computing

PDAD&C #22, 2003-04


To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Shirley Neuman, Vice President & Provost
Date: December 9, 2003
Re: Appointment - Director, Strategic Computing

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Marden Paul as Director, Strategic Computing in the Office of the Vice-President and Provost, effective January 5th, 2004.  This is a redefinition of the position of Provost's Advisor on Information Technology, a position that was ably fulfilled by Jack Gorrie.  The broader mandate of this position involves providing coordination, direction and guidance to the Vice President and Provost and to the University's computing divisions for the implementation and deployment of institutional administrative and academic computing systems, including direction for short- and long-term
strategic planning with respect to systems. Marden will also advise the Provost's Office on the strategic use of IT resources in fulfilling the research and educational mission of the University.

Marden Paul has worked in the Information Systems field for the past 18 years. A graduate of the University of Toronto in Economics and Political Science, he joined the University in 1997 as Systems Manager for the Division of University Advancement, and in 1999, moved to the Department of Administrative Management Systems as Client Services Manager.

His areas of expertise include, business process re-engineering, systems integration, database management, systems education, and web content management - with the guiding principle of building information systems that work for people, rather than the other way around.