John Bible


Mr. J. Brice Bible is the Vice President and CIO at the University at Buffalo. The senior IT officer for the University, Mr. Bible is responsible for all aspects of information technology at this major research university of the SUNY system.

Prior to this, Brice served as Chief Information Officer for Ohio University from April 2007 until November 2013. The Chief Information Officer at Ohio University is responsible for university-wide IT policy and strategy as well as direct oversight of the Athens campus IT operations. Prior to this posiiton he was Chief Information Officer for The University of Tennessee.

Mr. Bible's key role at Ohio University has been to create a unified IT organization for all campuses including a specific focus on modernizing the technology infrastructure and security services. The first IT leader to hold a cabinet-level position at OU, Brice also serves as the Chair of the CIO group of the Inter-University Council of Ohio universities.

Brice has been in higher education since 1990 with experience in information technology, technology transfer and laser applications research and development. He is named as co-inventor on 11 US patents in the laser technology area and has been involved in supporting the start-up of two companies based on these technologies.

Mr. Bible was co-author of the 1999 Statewide Assessment of IT at UT and co-chaired the Tennessee Cyber Infrastructure Commission for Higher Education which produced a statewide optical network roadmap entitled, OneTenn - A 21st Century Cyber-infrastructure for Research and Education in Tennessee. He is a member of the Sprint Higher Education Advisory Board, the OARnet Governoring Board, and the Ohio Chancellor's CIO Steering Council.

Prior to coming to UT, Mr. Bible was responsible for engineering systems development and support at Texas Utilities in Dallas, Texas. He managed the HP mainframe and DEC VAX minicomputer systems as well as designed and built the first local area network within the fossil fuel division.

Mr. Bible has a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and an MBA from UT Chattanooga. He is originally from South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

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EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Enterprise 2012 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2011 - 2012
  • Advisory Group on Enterprise Information Systems and Service
    • ADVISORY, 2010 - 2013