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Open meeting for Allison, candidate for VP for IT

11/12/2008

Editor's note: This event has been canceled.
Debi Allison, currently interim vice president for information technology at Miami University, is the first candidate for vice president for information technology to be scheduled in an open meeting. The university community is welcome to meet with Allison from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 in 303 Laws Hall.

Allison has worked at Miami since 1975. She has served in the interim role of vice president since last year, overseeing the 193-person staff and a $19.5 million budget.

In that role she has balanced a budget from a deficit position, developed a "Delivering Value" program to encourage efficiency and quality in service, and other accomplishments.

As deputy chief information office from 2004-2007, Allison managed the development of Miami's IT strategic plan, followed by annual renewals; implemented project portfolio and associated project intake, prioritization, and reporting processes; initiated improvements in communication with the department and university; and managed the development and involvement of several IT advisory councils.

Other roles have included assistant director of support services and client services, information center coordinator, and more. Her work included serving the Ohio Inter-University Council by playing a major role in negotiating the statewide Microsoft contracts negotiated in 1999 and 2003, and the statewide Apple OS contract.

A fuller vita is linked off of this site.

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