The University at Buffalo has selected Harris Search Associates to lead the search for its next Director of Network and Communication Systems

Harris Search Associates has been selected to lead the search for its next Director of Network and Communication Systems at the University at Buffalo.

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The Director of Network and Communications Systems leads the enterprise-wide network and telecommunication strategy of the three UB campuses and student dorms. The Director reports directly to the Vice President and CIO (VPCIO) and manages a team of professionals responsible for the ongoing planning, strategic design, engineering, development, and operation of network and telecommunication services required to deliver necessary features, future performance, security, and availability to support the teaching, research, and service activities of the University. He/she directs the activities necessary to keep the network infrastructure running seamlessly, efficiently, and effectively while ensuring compliance with established standards and policies.

In meeting these responsibilities, the Director participates in the VPCIO’s IT planning processes. To implement the relevant objectives and goals of these efforts, the Director works with the Directors of IT Customer Service, Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Enterprise Application Services and the Information Security Officer as well as other academic/administrative IT leadership across the institution to ensure the highest levels of architectural guidelines, service monitoring, availability and disaster recovery across all platforms is met. 

The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1600 full-time faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 6,000 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo - the City of Good Neighbors - is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and modest cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people with world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live.

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 50 offices in 33 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine, and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery. 

 

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