KU News Release
April 18, 2011
Contact: Jack Martin, University Communications, 785-864-7100
KU names IT expert as new chief information officer
LAWRENCE — Bob Lim, a proven leader in higher education information technology, has been named chief information officer at the University of Kansas.
Lim, currently vice president for information technology at the University of Texas-Pan American, will administer central IT programs at the Lawrence campus. He will assume the new role on June 13. At KU, Lim will oversee the development and implementation of a campus IT strategic plan that is responsible for guiding information services to the campus community. The services include growth and development of academic, enterprise and research systems, campus infrastructure and service support needs.
“In his two decades in information technology and higher education, Bob Lim has proven to be an innovative leader with a distinct vision regarding information services and their vital role on campus,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter. “I am confident he will creatively meet the challenges ahead of us and guide technological services that KU faculty, staff and students depend on to be successful.”
Lim will report to Diane Goddard, vice provost for administration and finance. He will represent KU’s IT activities to external national organizations as well as state government.
Lim holds a master’s of business administration from St. Mary’s College of California and a bachelor’s in international business from San Francisco State University. During his time at the University of Texas-Pan American, he designed and implemented a continuous process improvement plan, created more than 185 business process improvements and helped secure $3.4 million in technology infrastructure funds for a fiber connection to accommodate the exchange of large amounts of data. He is a member of the University of Texas System’s Strategic Leadership Council and a board member of the Lonestar Education and Research Network.
Before his appointment at the University of Texas-Pan American, Lim led the successful implementation of major software upgrades at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has also served in various roles at Arthur Andersen Consulting, Teligent Inc., Memorex Telex and InfoWorld Magazine.
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