I am pleased to announce that the Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Ravi Pendse as vice president for information technology and chief information officer. He will begin August 1 and provide university-wide leadership and strategic direction for information technology.
Dr. Pendse has extensive experience as a successful and collaborative university leader, most recently as Brown University’s vice president for computing and information services and chief information officer. He has also been a professor, researcher, teacher and advisor to students. Dr. Pendse’s successes include securing more than $21 million in external research grants, developing university courses, earning several teaching awards, and publishing numerous scholarly articles and papers co-authored by students.
His career in higher education began as an assistant professor in Northern Arizona University’s College of Engineering and Technology. Before joining Brown, he worked as a teaching fellow, professor and vice president for IT and CIO at Wichita State University. Dr. Pendse earned his B.S. in electronics and communication engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Wichita State.
I also thank Andrew Rosenberg, who has served our university and students with utmost dedication as the interim vice president and CIO. Dr. Rosenberg will assist with the transition and return to his role in Michigan Medicine.
Mark S. Schlissel