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UI appoints new associate director for Information Technology Services

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Dobbins has been named associate director for the University of Iowa Office of Information Technology Services, which provides telephone, computer, and computer networking resources and support for UI students, faculty and staff.

In his new position, Dobbins will work with the director of ITS and will head the newly formed ITS Customer Relations Group to manage overall customer relations, including partnership development, determination of possible institutional information technology directions and customer advocacy within ITS.

Dobbins comes to the UI from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he was associate vice president responsible for 10 service departments that supported the campus. He has also been assistant vice president and comptroller at the University of Arizona, assistant hospital director at the University Medical Center, and a certified public accountant with Dobbins and & Roberts, all in Tucson, Ariz. He has worked as a staff analyst at Arthur Anderson & Company.

He earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Western Michigan University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan.

2/4/98