Vice Provost is Named CIO and VP for Information Resources

Vice Provost Andrew Blanchard has been appointed UT Dallas’ vice president for Information Resources (IR) and chief information officer.

Dr. Andrew Blanchard

Dr. Andrew Blanchard

Blanchard’s appointment became effective Sept. 1, ending his service as IR’s interim vice president, which began in May.

“I am pleased to announce that Dr. Blanchard has accepted my offer to become the permanent vice president,” said UT Dallas President David E. Daniel. “Please join me in thanking and congratulating him for his dedicated service in this key leadership position.”

Reporting to President Daniel, Blanchard will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Information Resources function and staff. Offices within the business unit include architecture and infrastructure services, enterprise application services,networking and telecommunication services, and technology customer service. Blanchard also will serve as the University’s lead for matters related to the PeopleSoft business system implementation and shared services initiatives.

Blanchard looks forward to the next phase of his career with UT Dallas.

“I’m honored that Dr. Daniel has appointed me to this position on a permanent basis,” he said. “I look forward to working with the Information Resources team as we solidify the technological infrastructure capable of supporting the University’s long-term goals.”

Blanchard joined the University in 2001, serving as professor of electrical engineering and senior associate dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Since becoming a vice provost in 2008, Blanchard has provided guidance to the academic programs in curricular and faculty development. He also has worked closely with the Office of Research to promote the University’s expanding research agenda.

Before joining UT Dallas, Dr. Blanchard held positions of major responsibility at the Houston Advanced Research Center and in the University of Missouri’s School of Engineering.

He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. Blanchard is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an elected member of the Electromagnetics Academy. He is a member of the President’s Council of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, from which he received its Outstanding Service Award in 1996.

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