Higher Education in the Information Age

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Ira Fuchs

Vice President for Computing and Information Technology
UOL Publishing

For the past 11 years, Ira Fuchs has served as the Vice President for Computing and Information Technology at Princeton University. Mr. Fuchs leads the University's efforts in academic and administrative computing. Among many accomplishments, he is responsible for the creation of a high speed telecommunications infrastructure that now reaches every campus building, including the dormitories and most recently, the eating clubs.

In 1981 he founded the BITNET Network, the first academic telecommunications network, and now serves as President of its successor, the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN). He is also the Chief Scientist for the Journal Storage project (JSTOR). This project is designed to create a digital library for out-of-print scholarly journals. Previously he served as Vice Chancellor for University Systems at The City University of New York. He received his M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Physics at Columbia University.