Interim AVC/CIO Appointment

October 31, 2019
Thomas Smith
Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
October 31, 2019

Dear Colleagues, 
As many of you know, Danna Gianforte, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer (AVC/CIO), will be leaving us in mid-November to join Ellucian as their Vice President for Digital Transformation and the Ellucian Collaboration Hub.  
Starting Friday, November 1, David Gracey will take up the position of Interim AVC /CIO. David joined UCR in 1997 as Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions and has served as Deputy CIO since July 2017. In this role he has supervised the development and implementation of human resources and academic personnel systems, financial systems, student information systems, and campus web solutions. He is well regarded by  IT superusers across campus and is well prepared to lead ITS until a permanent CIO is recruited.
I would like to thank Vice Chancellor Brian Haynes and Vice Chancellor Gerry Bomotti for their input on the interim CIO search committee.