The University of California, San Francisco has appointed Elazar Harel, Ph.D., as vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer.
In the new position, Harel will oversee both the academic and administrative IT activities for the campus, as well as the university’s information technology systems. The CIO of the UCSF Medical Center also will have a dotted-line relationship to this position, reflecting the coordination leadership Harel will provide for UCSF IT policies and infrastructure, it says.
The scope of these responsibilities is unique within the UC system and represents a new vision for addressing the opportunities and challenges of information technology, according to UCSF.
Harel joins UCSF from UC San Diego, where he was responsible for campus-wide information technology services as the assistant vice chancellor for computing and telecommunications. Prior to UCSD, Harel was director of the UCLA Administrative Information Systems Department and served on the computing advisory board of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He also has taught information systems management graduate courses at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and served on the board of trustees of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.