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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 25, 2002 - John Weber, currently director of office and computing services at Cornell College, has been named assistant vice president for information technology at Southeast Missouri State University.

Weber will begin his new duties at Southeast Jan. 1.

"John Weber was chosen from a strong pool of candidates," said Dr. Dennis Holt, vice provost and chair of the search committee. "He brings much strength to the position including a broad range of management skills and experience in integrated database systems. Within the next three to five years, the University will be facing the adoption of an integrated database system. His experience in this area will be beneficial."

The search committee that included a faculty representative, a staff representative, a graduate student and a community representative recommended Weber.

Weber's prime responsibility as assistant vice president of information technology will be to lead the Information Technology Department and the campus in computer services and telecommunications.

He is expected to lead the University in becoming a regional leader in the use of information technology. Other responsibilities will include establishing plans and priorities that support the strategic goals of the University; facilitating the integration of technology into academic and administrative functions; working collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators to meet the information technology needs of the University; overseeing University-wide computer labs and "smart" classroom implementations; administering computer maintenance and support for distance learning; coordinating staffing and professional development; and coordinating campus wide procurement of mainframe and personal computer hardware and software.

Before accepting the position with Southeast, Weber served as the director of office and computing services at Cornell College for five years. Prior to his position at Cornell College, he spent three years as the director of university computer services at Southern Arkansas University. From 1987 to1994, he was employed at Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill., serving as director of data processing, an instructor, an analyst and programmer. Weber began his career in 1974 as a science and math teacher in Illinois and Montana, and has 13 years experience as a secondary school teacher.

Weber is a member of the Association of Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU), the Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), and the Association of Users of Technology and Information Systems (AUTIS). He has authored numerous publications and grants and has received numerous awards throughout the course of his career.

Weber holds a master of science degree from the School of Computer Studies at Northwest Missouri State University. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the Resource Conservational School of Forestry at the University of Montana, and has a Montana Teaching Certificate with field endorsements in the sciences. He also has completed an Illinois Teaching Certificate.


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