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University of the Pacific appoints new vice president/CIO

Jul 13, 2015

University of the Pacific today announced the appointment of Arthur M. Sprecher as vice president for technology and chief information officer, following a nationwide search. He will assume the position on July 27.

Sprecher, who has led IT organizations at Charles Schwab, AmerisourceBergen and Salesforce, will oversee technology infrastructure spanning the university’s Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco campuses.

“Art’s tremendous experience and successful track record will serve Pacific well as we advance our strategic initiatives,” said Pamela A. Eibeck, president of University of the Pacific. “I am delighted to welcome him to the Pacific family.”

Sprecher joins Pacific from East Bay Global Consulting LLC in Walnut Creek, a provider of business transformation, IT strategy, enterprise architecture and consulting services. Sprecher founded the company in 2013.

“I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, staff and students to provide the technology foundation needed to educate future leaders and support innovation in scholarship, teaching and learning,” Sprecher said. “My goal will be to deliver technology innovation, operational excellence and best-in-class customer service for the students, faculty, administration and alumni of University of the Pacific.”

Sprecher, who will report to the president, is charged with creating a culture that integrates technology across divisions and campuses. He will lead a staff of about 60 people who serve the university through the Customer Support Center, Enterprise Information Systems Group, Cyber Infrastructure Group and Technology Security Office.

Sprecher’s previous roles include vice president for enterprise architecture at AmerisourceBergen Corp. in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania; CIO advisor for Primitive Logic Inc. in San Francisco; and vice president for application architecture practices and tools at Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. in San Francisco.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics at UC Davis.

During the search leading to Sprecher’s appointment, Pacific’s Office of Information Technology was led by John Jones, an information technology executive with broad experience in the technology sector. Jones worked with Pacific’s Technology organization, campus leadership, and Board of Regents to develop a Foundational Technology Roadmap. He also advanced the university’s efforts to transform technology by upgrading infrastructure and creating better integration across divisions, colleges and campuses.

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