FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola Names New Vice President and Chief Information Officer Former Novell, Inc. Regional CIO to Oversee Reorganized Division
Nov. 22, 2005- Loyola University Chicago today announced that Susan M. Malisch, formerly of Novell, Inc., has been named the university’s new Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Ms. Malisch will report directly to Loyola’s President, Michael Garanzini, S.J., and will assume leadership of the division of Information Technology and Services (ITS), while also serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Ms. Malisch has more than 16 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), and extensive implementation and operating experience in IT organizations. Most recently, she was the Regional CIO for the Americas at Novell, Inc., where she directed all aspects of IT operations for the company’s North and South American businesses, supporting more than 55 sites and two corporate locations. She has managed infrastructure, business systems development and support and operations support for multiple technology platforms and business processes. Her higher education experience includes serving in administrative information systems at UCLA, where she was responsible for building out the distributed platform environments running administrative applications for the university.
“Susan brings the university strong leadership, professional experience and an extensive background in IT, which makes her a perfect fit for Loyola,” says Garanzini. “Under Susan’s guidance, the department will carry out its mission by providing reliable information resources, exceptional technological expertise and service excellence for all Loyola students, faculty and staff.”
Ms. Malisch received her BSBA in Computer Information Systems from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri and has also held various IT-related positions at Cambridge Technology Partners, NSC Systems Group, Inc. and Southwestern Bell Communications. She is affiliated with a number of professional organizations, including Menttium, Executives Club of Chicago, Technology Leaders Association and Women in Technology International. Ms. Malisch will officially join Loyola University Chicago on Monday, November 28, 2005.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 14,000 students, which includes 9,000 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The university has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies and social work. Loyola offers 66 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and 36 doctoral degrees and 3 professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.