Dr. Hodge sent this letter to faculty and staff late Friday, Nov. 14.
To the Miami University Community,
Given the deepening economic challenges of the broader economy and the need for Miami to take as many pro-active steps as possible to reduce our budget, I am suspending the national search for the Vice President of IT Services and extending Interim Vice President Debra Allison's appointment to June, 2011.
This is an especially critical time for all of us at Miami and Ms. Allison's extensive knowledge of the university and the IT function will be invaluable as we work to set our strategic plans in place, create the culture needed to succeed in our next century, and make the tough decisions required to bring our finances back in balance.
I am very pleased that Debi Allison has agreed to continue in this key role as we face the challenges that lie ahead.