Message from the interim VPIT-CIO

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that the Board of Regents have appointed Dr. Ravi Pendse as our vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Dr. Pendse brings a collaborative leadership style that I know will be a wonderful complement to his strong commitment to supporting academic pursuits through excellent service and innovative uses of technology.

As I told President Schlissel, Provost Philbert, and the other Executive Officers, my first and most important goal during this interim period was to help restore and build stability and confidence in the ITS organization. I feel very confident we all have achieved that and more. Yet, we still want to improve. I am very pleased that Ravi will be joining the university this fall and continuing this work, among his other responsibilities as vice president.

Since accepting the interim VPIT-CIO role last November, I have gained a much deeper understanding of IT across the university, and of ITS in particular. I have had the truly sincere joy and privilege to get to know some of you well, and meet many more. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed this work, learned from you, and more deeply established a connection and commitment to you all. We are in a profoundly different place than six months ago, and I am fully committed to maintaining our momentum this summer and beyond.

I will stay available to Ravi, ITS, and the Michigan IT community through the month of August to assist in making this transition as smooth as possible, before dedicating my full attention to Michigan Medicine. We have a lot to be proud of as a Michigan IT community, and I am optimistic about the opportunities we have to continue to partner across ITS, HITS, and campus unit IT to better serve all facets of the university.

My most sincere thanks and respect,


Andrew L Rosenberg, M.D.
Associate Professor
Anesthesiology & Internal Medicine

Chief Information Officer for Michigan Medicine
Vice President for IT and CIO-Interim
University of Michigan

Send questions or comments to Andrew through the Office of the CIO website.