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Staman Appointed Vice Chancellor for Information and Instructional Technology

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Atlanta — July 31, 1997

Dr. E. Michael Staman has been named vice chancellor for information and instructional technology and chief information officer for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Staman also will serve as a member of the board of the Georgia Center for Advanced Communications Technology.

The appointment, effective September 1, was announced by Dr. James Muyskens, senior vice chancellor of academic affairs for the University System, to whom Staman will report.

Since 1991, Staman has served as president of CICNET, Inc., a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, Mich., created in 1988 by the major research universities throughout the upper Midwest (the CIC universities, often referred to as the Big-10 universities). In that role, Staman is charged with providing high-quality connectivity to the Internet for approximately 300 public and commercial organizations throughout an eight-state region of the United States and with developing network-based applications in support of a broad range of inter-university initiatives sponsored by the campus chief information officers of the CIC universities.

Staman has been responsible for managing CICNet’s growth from a staff of three to approximately 40 full-time employees. He created several projects in support of the CIC Virtual Electronic Library, most notably the project which resulted in the creation of the CIC Electronic Journals Collection (EJC). The EJC has been widely discussed as a best case example of an intellectual resource created and managed in a multiple-university collaborative environment. In addition, he created and secured funding for the Rural Datafication PRoject, a nine-state collaboration focused on extending Internet infrastructure and services to difficult-to-reach or difficult-to-serve communities. Of particular note is Staman’s participation in the founding of the Monterey Futures Group, which created the initial applications and architectural definitions for what is known today as the Internet 2 project, the next generation of the Internet aimed at supporting advanced applications within the higher education community.

“The Board of Regents is truly excited that Dr. Staman will be joining the University System, bringing with him a wealth of expertise in information and instructional technology,” Muyskens stated. “This is an exciting time in Georgia for information technology, and we are rich in infrastructure. We are especially pleased to have attracted a national leader to spearhead our continued progress on this front.”

Prior to joining CICNet, Staman was the associate vice president for information services at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. He held that post from 1988 to 1991. During 1987-88, Staman served as vice president of Client Services for the New Jersey Educational Computer Network, Inc., in Edison, N.J. From 1982-87, Staman held several posts with Systems and Computer Technology Corporation (SCT) in Malvern, Pa., moving from computing center site director/management assignments to regional sales manager to director of higher education marketing.

Staman served as the University of Missouri at Columbia’s first executive director of Computing Services from 1980-82. He launched his career at the Christopher Newport College of the College of William and Mary in Newport News, Va., where he held several posts between 1975-80, moving from director of computer services, to chair of the Computer Science Department (1977-78) and on to assistant to the president and director of planning (1978-80).

Staman earned his A.B. in mathematics from Elizabethtown College, his M.S in computer science from The Pennsylvania State University, and his Ed.D. in higher education administration from the College of William and Mary.

Staman and his wife, A. Louise Staman, an author of autobiographical histories, will relocate to Atlanta in September. The Stamans have three adult children: Laura Staman, the director of the Outdoor Adventure Program at Sweetbriar College in Sweetbriar, Va.; Karen Staman, president of Flowers & Tumbleweeds, Inc. and a graduate student at North Carolina State University, and Jeanette Staman, a graduate student at Columbia University in New York.

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