Elazar Harel has been named vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer at the University of California at San Francisco, effective April 12.
In the newly created role, Harel will oversee academic and administrative IT. He will provide leadership on IT policies and infrastructure for the university, which offers graduate-level education and research in the life sciences and health professions, as well as patient care.
State of the art IT systems will be a core component of changes coming to UCSF over the next decade because of a greater understanding of human diseases and advanced treatments, spurred by genomic and biomedical advances, said Jeffrey Bluestone, UCSF executive vice chancellor. “In that context, Elazar's unusual combination of technical expertise and vision in IT management, as well as business and political acumen, will be an invaluable resource,” Bluestone said in a release.
Harel was previously assistant vice chancellor for computing and telecommunications at the University of California at San Diego. Prior to that, he was director of the University of California at Los Angeles Administrative Information Systems Department. His age was not available.
The new job replaces a previously shared arrangement whereby two people jointly filled the academic and administrative CIO roles.