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Watson Is Named Interim VP for Information Technology at the U of M

For release: July 6, 2011
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843.

Dr. Ralph Albanese
Ellen Watson
Ellen Watson has been appointed on an interim basis to serve as vice president for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Memphis beginning July 26th .  She succeeds Dr. Douglas Hurley, who retires this month after eight years in the position.

Watson, associate VP for Information Technology and Deputy Chief Information Officer, joined the U of M’s IT staff in July 2008.  She had previously served in IT leadership roles at St. Louis University and Loyola University in Chicago, and in IT and library leadership roles at Indiana State University and Bradley University.

In welcoming Watson, U of M President Shirley Raines also noted Hurley’s contributions to the University.  “He has been an outstanding information officer,” she said.  “He brought to this campus valuable expertise from private industry as well as academia, and he led the University successfully through many changes and improvements to its technological capabilities.  We are also indebted to him for his chairmanship of the FedEx Institute the past five years.”

Watson said she intends to continue Hurley’s efforts on behalf of information technology at the University of Memphis.  “Dr. Hurley developed a strong IT organization here,” she said, “including a knowledgeable and respected IT staff that provides stable and secure services for all its users, and a vision to make ITD a valuable strategic partner for the University.”

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