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Brice Bible(right), Dr. McDavis(left)...Ohio University names Brice Bible new CIO.Veteran brings deep IT expertise and strategic direction to campus.ATHENS, Ohio (March 7, 2007) -- Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis announced today that Brice Bible will become the university's chief information officer, effective April 16...Bible comes to Ohio University from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he is interim CIO and assistant vice president for Information Technology..."Brice stood out for his ability to think analytically, work with all stakeholders and understand organizational issues," McDavis said. "We wanted someone with a record of success who could create a strategic direction for IT that fits in with our mission of academic excellence."..Overseeing an $18 million budget and approximately 150 employees, Bible will lead the university's central information technology group, which comprises computer, infrastructure and security policies, central e-mail, telephone, computer networking and administrative data services. He will report directly to the president as a member of the senior administrative cabinet...At Tennessee, he was responsible for all aspects of information technology and led IT restructuring efforts that included implementing a comprehensive IT security plan, strategic assessment of IT, and a new system that consolidated e-mail and calendar items on campus. He also fostered a partnership between University of Tennessee faculty and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory that created a network for advanced research projects...Other Bible initiatives helped reduce costs and improve learning resources. For instance, he developed a print management system for student computer labs that reduced paper expenditures by 50 percent and was instrumental in developing an information commons area in the library...Bible's experience goes beyond technology. He has been involved in teaching, research, applied research and academic programmin