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Haas NewsWire, May 28, 1999

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Richard Henderson, director of computer and information services at the Haas School of Business since 1992, has announced that he will leave his position to become Associate Provost for Information Technology Services at Sewanee, the University of the South. Henderson will assume his new position on August 1, and he plans to leave Haas in late July.

Zane Cooper has been named Acting Director of Computer and Information Services until a permanent successor is named, according to Jay Stowsky, associate dean of school affairs and initiatives. A national search for a replacement will be launched shortly.

Sewanee, in Tennessee, is a distinguished undergraduate four-year liberal arts college with about 1,500 students.

"The Haas School has come a long way since 1992, and it's been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to participate in its development," said Henderson. "Sewanee is planning a significant technology expansion, and I'm looking forward to this new growth opportunity."

At Haas, Henderson is responsible for all aspects of computing, communications, and media services for the school. He supervised the design and implementation of state-of-the-art computing, networking, and media facilities for the School's new building complex, which opened in January 1995.

"Richard leaves the Haas community a valuable legacy," said Stowsky. "Starting in 1992 with less than two dozen obsolete PC's in the basement of Barrows Hall, Richard planned and implemented an entirely new world of technology for the School. When Haas occupied its new facility in January 1995, the number of computers available to students, and the quality and diversity of this equipment, had increased fourfold. A full range of AV and multimedia equipment and laptop computers were available for faculty, students and staff to check out. All major classrooms had fully-integrated AV/computing systems, videoconferencing was available, and an award-winning CD ROM was produced, all in the first few months of occupancy. And all of this was due to the exhaustive planning and pre--testing effort conceived and led by Richard Henderson." "We know Richard will be equally successful in his new role at Sewanee, and we wish him all the best," Stowsky added.

Henderson was previously employed at the Office of Information Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the course of twelve years, he served as manager of a number of departments, including Applications Support, Database Development, Operations, and IBM Systems Support.

He has served as a technology consultant in a variety of areas, including statistical analysis, marketing research, database development, and instructional technology. His clients have included Combustion Engineering Inc., Coca-Cola Enterprises, and BellSouth Corporation.

Henderson was recently a principal in the development of a comprehensive instructional technology plan, in support of a major new building project for the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Responsible for the academic program and technology support specification, he worked closely with an architect and telecommunications engineer to achieve an unusual level of technology/architectural integration in support of an academic enterprise.

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