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September 2004

Release Date: September 20, 2004

Fox Named ASU Associate VP for Information Technology

Douglas W. Fox, who has served as director of technology for Angelo State University for the past eight years, has been named associate vice president of information technology and chief information officer for the university.

Dr. Donald V. Coers, ASU's provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, announced the appointment. Coers said the new position recognizes the critical role of information technology in fulfilling the university's educational and public service missions as well as Fox's exemplary leadership in that area.

"The university has benefited from Doug Fox's expertise in information technology for almost a decade," Coers said. "His aggressive innovation, team-building and ability to work so effectively with virtually every constituency on campus during that time have helped the university achieve a high level of excellence and recognition in higher education."

That recognition has included awards and national publicity in InformationWeek, a publication that earlier this summer highlighted the successes of ASU's Information Technology Department and its cooperation with the Computer Sciences Department in producing highly sought-after graduates in the field.

Fox, a 1985 ASU graduate with a degree in computer science, has been recognized by the American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) and the AAUA Foundation with the award for outstanding academic leadership in demonstrating creative solutions to common issues in higher education. He also received the John L. Blackburn Award for exemplary academic leadership, the top honor bestowed by the AAUA.

After graduating from ASU, Fox worked two years as a Houston systems engineer for Singer, Link Flight Simulation Division, developing flight simulation software systems for the USAF F-16 Weapons System Trainer. Fox then joined GTE Data Services in San Angelo, starting as a systems analyst, then as a production manager and finally a production support manager before moving to Tampa, Fla., as mainframe resources manager for GTE in 1992.

Fox returned to San Angelo in 1993 as an analyst for ASU's Computer Center. After two and a half years on the Computer Center staff, he became a software consultant for JJT, Inc., in Austin, then director of management information systems for Sitel Corp., before returning to ASU as director of technology in 1996.

In the new position, Fox will oversee all information technology operations and additional initiatives to keep ASU on the cutting edge of computer applications for higher education.