A Message from the President

April 20, 2020

Launch of National Search: VP for Information Technology

Bowie State University is immediately launching a national search to identify the next Vice President for the Division of Information Technology (DIT).

Now more than ever, the critical role that technology plays and will continue to have in the life of our university is omnipresent. As we deliver education in a virtual environment and operate the university remotely today, we must continue to prepare for the future and the work that lies ahead. 

The Vice President for Information Technology will report directly to the president and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. The Vice President will also partner with other senior leaders, faculty and the campus community in developing and enhancing strategies to support the information technology infrastructure for our rapidly evolving higher education environment.

Input from the campus community, as always, will be an important element of the search process as we look to fill this critical position. Please take a few minutes to complete an anonymous survey and share your thoughts about the future of information technology at Bowie State University. Additional opportunities for input from the campus community will be provided as the process continues, including participation in open town halls.

Please note, Ms. Marivic Weiss, will continue serving as the Interim Vice President until the national search has concluded. We are thankful to Ms. Weiss for her continued dedication and leadership to DIT that has enabled significant change for Bowie State University during her tenure.

I also want to thank Ms. Cassandra Robinson, Director of University Relations & Marketing, for agreeing to serve as the Chairperson; and, I extend my deepest appreciation to the following individuals for their willingness to serve on this important committee:

  • Dean: Dr. Lawrence McNeil, College of Business
  • Faculty Senate Representatives:
    Dr. Lethia Jackson, Professor and Chair, Department of Technology and Security 
    Dr. Renee Foose, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
  • Staff Council Representatives:
    Mr. Sal Martinez, Moving and Shipping Administrative Specialist, Procurement
    Ms. Tolulope Oladipo, Instruction Technologist, Academic Computing
  • SGA Representative: Mr. DeAundre Harris, Sophomore Class Vice President
  • GSA Representative: Ms. Anissa Caldwell, Parliamentarian and Organization Liaison
  • DIT Staff:
    Mr. Brad Bothun, Systems Engineering Manager
    Mr. Aaron Floyd, IT Support Specialist
  • USM: Mr. Michael Eismeier, Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT and Deputy CIO

    Ms. Euris Belle of the Diversified Search executive recruiting firm will assist the university with the search process. For over 40 years, Diversified Search has been identifying and assessing outstanding executives and placing them in senior leadership and board roles across a broad range of industries.

    I look forward to making the selection for this vital role and permanent member of the senior leadership team at Bowie State University.