President of ISC:
Beck, who has served as deputy vice president of Information Systems
and Computing (ISC) for more than a year, has been named vice
president of ISC, according to Executive Vice President John Fry.
Ms. Beck will be responsible for the ongoing development and operation
of the University's information technology infrastructure, network,
support services and application development .
the leadership skills, vision and technical knowledge to this
position that will enable the University to maintain its excellence
in a technology-driven environment," Mr. Fry said. "Computing
is central to our teaching and research missions, and it is vital
in the delivery of our administrative services. Robin has done
a terrific job of integrating these two critical areas."
tenure at ISC, Ms. Beck has been responsible for numerous major
initiatives, including the Penn's Y2K readiness plan; the implementation
of Penn in Touch; the development and implementation of a variety
of e-business products; and Penn's financial management system.
she directs the department's ongoing efforts to further develop
Penn's Internet capabilities for use with a variety of academic
enterprises, such as the recent Internet 2 demonstration between
the University of Grenoble and Penn.
joined the University in 1989, and has held increasingly responsible
positions within ISC. Prior to that, she was responsible for business
software development and implementation at General Electric for
various businesses including the aerospace and power systems units.
She holds a master's degree in industrial administration from
Purdue University and a bachelor's degree from Seton Hill College.