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LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell University President Brian C. Mitchell announced Monday that Param Bedi has been named chief information officer (CIO) for Bucknell University. Currently a vice president and CIO at Arcadia University, Bedi will begin at Bucknell on Jan. 1.

As the chief information officer at Bucknell, Bedi will lead the library and computing activities of the University and will head Information Services and Resources (ISR), an 85-person organization that manages the University's library and the technology support required of the University's academic programs and administrative operations.

A CIO with higher education and industry experience, Bedi has a master's of business administration from Temple University and has taught courses at Arcadia as an adjunct professor.

Proven track record
"Param has a proven track record of significant accomplishments in a merged organization and has propelled Arcadia's Technology and Library unit forward dramatically during his tenure," President Mitchell said. "His experience as a faculty member, combined with his deep experience and impressive track record in administrative technology leadership, have well prepared him to lead ISR at Bucknell."

Bedi has served as vice president for Technology and Library and chief information officer at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., near Philadelphia since 1999. He previously worked at Arcadia as an information systems and networking manager from 1992 to 1996, and has taught finance, management information systems, educational technology, and computer science as an adjunct faculty member since 1992.

From 1996 to 1999, Bedi worked as a manager of information technologies at CRW Financial and later as an information systems manager at Solkatronic Chemicals.

Master's degree
In addition to an MBA, Bedi received a master's degree in computer information systems from Temple University. He also has a bachelor's degree in commerce (accounting and economics) from the University of Delhi in India.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Oct. 22, 2007