Vice President of Library Services and Information Technology
219 Bertrand Library
Param Bedi joined Bucknell in January 2008 as the University's Chief Information Officer. He leads a 100-person organization of library and information technology professionals, and oversees the management of the library, its collections, and access to scholarly resources; campus computing; telecommunications; administrative and academic computing and instructional technology; classroom and event support; and network and technology infrastructure.
Param served as vice president for Technology and Library and Chief Information Officer at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., near Philadelphia since 1999. Param received his MBA in finance, and M.S. in management information systems from Temple University. He also has a bachelor's degree in commerce (accounting and economics) from the University of Delhi in India.
Director of Enterprise Systems
An enterprise system is comprised of the technology providing core services and information flow across any organization. Core services depend on reliable data collection, storage, presentation, and reporting. Examples of enterprise systems in use at Bucknell include Banner, myBucknell, and other software applications that support activities as diverse as dining services and ticketing. As the Director of Enterprise Systems, Mark Yerger oversees the operational integrity and long-term direction of these systems.
Before coming to Bucknell, Mark worked as an independent consultant in the retail arena, where he led enterprise level project management efforts. Mark is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Master's of Business Administration in Finance and Information Systems from Drexel University, and a B.S. in Business and Economics from Susquehanna University.
Director of Technology Infrastructure and User Services
With network security of top concern to everyone in the field, Chris is helping Bucknell build redundancy into its systems so as not to expose single points of failure. The phone systems will be more resilient and data storage will be split between two physical locations. Another issue at the forefront for academic technology units is copyright. Peer-to-peer trading of music and movies across the network, for instance, is problematic for college campuses and of particular concern to Chris.
Across campus, Bucknell users make phone calls, send e-mails, and interact with websites, often without a thought to how it happens. What users may take for granted is not only the myriad of wired and wireless connections, but the people who work diligently to assure the reliability and security of it all. Overseeing this impressive operation is Chris Weber, recently named the Director of Technology Infrastructure. A Bucknell University graduate, with a B.S. in Mathematics, Chris has spent thirty years working in computing services at his alma mater. In his new position, Chris will be responsible for the Systems Integration, Telecommunications, and Networking & Information Security workgroups.
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