BGSU names interim Chief Information Officer

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University has named an interim Chief Information Officer (CIO). John Ellinger will begin his two-year appointment Sept. 1.

Ellinger comes to BGSU from Ohio State University in Columbus, where he served as the senior director of the Office of Information Technology.  His extensive background includes the implementation of software for administrative systems at the largest university in the United States, leadership of the first statewide Disaster Recovery Program for the 14 Ohio public universities, and co-leadership in the implementation of the wireless domain at OSU, the second largest in the U.S.

“I’m delighted to be a part of the BGSU family,” Ellinger said. “I look forward to creating an environment that makes technology accessible to students and faculty as well as the opportunity to show students how to use this technology in their future careers.”

He takes over for Bruce Petryshak, who left BGSU this summer to start a new position at Middle Tennessee State University.

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(Posted August 24, 2010 )