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UAlbany CIO Honored for Leadership in IT Management

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 25, 2004) -- Christine E. Haile, chief information officer at the University at Albany, will receive a Best of New York award from the Center for Digital Government. The annual award, which will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday, June 29, recognizes excellence and outstanding contributions in the area of information technology.

Haile was honored for Demonstrated Leadership in Management of Information Technology. Award recipients were selected from entries to the Center's 2004 Best of New York Awards Program.

Haile joined the University in September 2001 as CIO, where she has campus-wide responsibility for information technology strategy, policy, programs and services. Prior to coming to UAlbany, she was associate provost for Technology Services at the SUNY System Office. Her professional experience in information technology spans a range of networking, library systems, distance learning, course-management, technology training and software support initiatives. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Potsdam College and she received an MBA from the University at Albany.

The Center for Digital Government is a leading source of knowledge and information on information technology in state and local government. Its various services, programs, surveys and white papers help government, industry and education leaders effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century.

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