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Interim Director of Computing and
Networking Services Named
MAILED: July 19, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — An experienced information technology executive has been named interim director of Computing and Networking Services at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Craig Mey will assume his new duties July 22.
Mey, 48, has more than 11 years of IT management experience, including 10 years as director of information technology at Phillips Plastics Corporation in Eau Claire. He also possesses extensive project, quality control and plant management experience for major food manufacturers including Tombstone Pizza and J.M. Smucker.
"Craig is an experienced manager with a strong background in project management, team building and IT management," according to interim assistant vice chancellor and CIO James Lowe. "His team approach to working with councils and varied constituencies has resulted in excellent outcomes," Lowe said.
Mey's appointment will enable Lowe to focus full time on his duties as interim assistant vice chancellor and CIO. Lowe had been serving as both CIO and director of CNS.
While Mey has spent his entire career in private industry, he expects the transition to the university environment to go smoothly.
"I have spent my career in team environments, reaching consensus on many important decisions. UW-Eau Claire has a reputation for outstanding programs, faculty and staff - something I'm extremely proud to be part of," Mey said.
Mey is a 1976 graduate of UW-Madison, where he earned a bachelor's degree in natural science.
A reception to welcome Mey to campus will be held Monday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Refreshments will be served.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 19, 2002