CIO Mentors Biographies

J. Brice Bible

VP and Chief Information Officer, University at Buffalo

J. Brice Bible brings a passion for higher education and information technology to the University at Buffalo as UB’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer. As the senior IT officer, he is responsible for the oversight of all components of UB’s information technology with a particular focus on advancing UB’s research and education mission as a progressive university.

The University at Buffalo Information Technology division (UBIT) has a $32M annual budget and is comprised of 250+ skilled and highly motivated employees. The division includes compute/storage systems, network and telephony services, ERP/campus application development and support, classroom technology support services, service desk and end-user computer support, data center services, and a robust collaborative college/school technology support environment.

Some key UBIT accomplishments during recent years includes implementation of a governance and project prioritization model, establishment of a classroom technology upgrade initiative and installation of an enterprise-wide 6,000 access point Wi-Fi environment. Building upon a wealth of dark fiber assets, UBIT has continued to expand education constituents in the greater Western New York (Buffalo) area to develop a broad collaborative IT environment for the region.

Prior to coming to the University at Buffalo, Bible served as the first enterprise-wide Chief Information Officer at Ohio University, where he demonstrated his leadership abilities and formed a service-focused organizational model. He implemented a multi-faceted governance approach and created a comprehensive IT improvement and modernization program. Bible also collaborated to introduce an enterprise-wide IT alignment program, which included central and distributed IT services.

Following his undergraduate work at Tennessee Technological University in mechanical engineering, Bible earned an M.S. in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UT). Bible’s experience includes co-inventing ten U.S. patents, and he is a widely published author on higher education, lasers, and information technology. Along with numerous leadership appointments, Bible directed research and information technology at the UT Center for Space Transportation and Applied Research, which included project management of an experiment designed for testing laser materials processes in a zero gravity environment.

Denise Burbey

Campus-based CIO, ITEC, CIO, Corning Community College

Denise Burbey is Chief Information Officer for SUNY ITEC as well as Chief Information Officer for Corning Community College. She provides strategic direction for the college’s technical and information security areas across four locations, including the leadership of Management Information Systems, Information Technology Services and Media Services. 

Denise also served for seven years as JCC’s first Director of Distance Learning, establishing the college’s online and interactive television programs, including faculty training and development, system configuration and installation, and student support. She began her tenure at JCC in 1997 in the Center for Continuing Education, where she provided training and project management for corporate clients. She began her higher education career at a four-year private college in Wisconsin as assistant director for an accelerated-degree completion program.

Denise has been an active member of Chautauqua County’s Leadership Network since 1999 and currently serves as a board member and chair of the strategic planning and financial stability committees. She earned her M.S. in Adult Education from Buffalo State College, a Teaching in the Virtual Classroom Graduate Certificate from Fielding Graduate University, and her B.A. from Silver Lake College. She recently completed the Certified Lean Professional program through the University at Buffalo, and is a certified peer reviewer for Quality Matters.

John Kolb

VP for Information Techology Services and Chief Information Officer, Rensselaer Polytechnic University

The Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer provides leadership for strategic planning in the acquisition, use, and growth of Rensselaer’s campuswide information resources, services, and technology to support education, research, and administrative activities.

John Kolb ’79 received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer.  A licensed professional engineer, Kolb’s Rensselaer career spans over 30 years.  He previously served as dean, Computing and Information Services; assistant dean, Engineering; head, Core Engineering; and director, Engineering Computing Services. Kolb has taught courses in Engineering Science, Management, and IT. He is a member of the NYSERNET.org and chair, and NYSERNET.net Boards; co-chair, University of the State of NY Technology Policy and Practices Council; member of the boards of Internet2, the Rensselaer Newman Foundation, WMHT, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, former chair, CIO Council of the Capital Region Business-Higher Education Roundtable, and former board member, Children’s Museum of Science and Technology, and past recipient of the Boeing Outstanding Engineering Educator Award.  Kolb was instrumental in attracting and implementing the $100M Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) and the NYS High Performance Computing Consortium (HPC2).

Dr. Jacquelyn Malcolm

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, Minnesota State

Dr. Malcolm brings nearly 20 years of distinctive higher education experience, and has been a leader both within her college as well as at the SUNY system level. She is committed to delivering complex information systems that support access to affordable and equitable education and increase the economic viability of students.

She has served SUNY Buffalo State College (NY) as chief information officer and vice president of enrollment, marketing, and communications since 2018. In this capacity, she is responsible for providing leadership of Information Technology including enterprise systems, institutional research, information security and compliance, data privacy, enterprise infrastructure services, project management, technology support services, and formerly, instructional design and training. She is responsible for managing a budget of over $17 million and leading a staff of over 225 employees and students.

Under her leadership, the Information Technology team had several key accomplishments including the successful implementation of the college’s first three-year strategic plan for Information Technology and a student information system upgrade. Other key systems currently being implemented include a new Voice over IP system, an access control system, a data warehouse, a procurement management system, and Tableau dashboards for disseminating enrollment and financial data used in making decisions on academic, enrollment, budget, and workforce planning.

Also under her leadership, the college’s enrollment management area successfully implemented its first behavioral intelligence marketing platform, customer relationship management system, and student outcome tracking system. She led the development and implementation of a robust enrollment strategy including comprehensive admissions, marketing, and communications plans to recruit, enroll, and retain new undergraduate and transfer students. She also has played a key role in the optimization of the college’s retention management system.

Dr. Malcolm is an active thought leader in the higher education technology space through her engagement with EDUCAUSE and other IT community organizations. She also teaches a graduate course in crisis communications.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University (PA), a master’s from The George Washington University (DC), and a doctorate from Delaware State University. 

Sean Moriarty

Chief Technology Officer, State University Of Oswego

Sean Moriarty is Oswego State’s chief technology officer. In this role he provides leadership for the continued development of a client-centered, robust and secure campus technology environment to advance the college’s strategic goals. The primary responsibility of this position is the planning, development and use of technology in support of Oswego State’s vision of excellence and our goal of being a learner-centered environment. Information on Oswego’s Campus Technology Services is available at http://www.oswego.edu/cts.

Sean Moriarty came to SUNY Oswego from the University of Windsor, Canada in April 2013. His professional association with Windsor’s IT Services began in 1986 serving as a computing consultant. He joined the Information Technology management team in 1999 and served as manager Client Support, assistant director, Client Support and acting executive director. Moriarty holds a bachelor of science in Math and Computer Science, a bachelor of commerce, and an M.B.A from the University of Windsor.