After more than four decades of service, UCI Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor Dana Roode has announced his plans to retire in June 2019.
On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, I want to express our deepest gratitude to Dana for his years of service and dedication. Dana started his career at UCI in 1978 as a systems programmer in our first information technology organization, the UCI Computing Facility. He helped support early campus mainframes and other infrastructure that laid the groundwork for the robust systems technology that connects UCI to the world today.
Since 2009, Dana has served as chief information officer. In 2009 and 2010, he led the consolidation of central IT organizations and creation of the Office of Information Technology. Dana worked with the schools to establish the School IT Director Group with bidirectional ties to OIT to promote collaboration and communication. In partnership with faculty and students, Dana developed the Educational Technology Initiative to maintain and enhance technology infrastructure and services in support of student success. Dana also co-chaired the UCI Research Cyberinfrastructure Vision Workgroup that resulted in the recommendation to establish the Research Cyberinfrastructure Center – a significant step in advancing UCI’s research and scholarship capabilities.
To best address our constantly evolving information technology needs, we will conduct a national search for Dana’s successor. In the coming months, we will form a search committee and seek input from across campus.
Please join me in recognizing Dana for his outstanding service and accomplishments during his long career at UCI.
Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering