(Posted April 17, 2001)

-- News Release -- Ray Chambers, assistant vice president for information technology at the University of Louisville, has accepted a position at Juniata College as vice president and chief information officer, effective July 1.

"Ray Chambers brings a wealth of experience in information management and technology at a time when those areas of expertise are at a premium in higher education," Juniata College President Thomas Kepple says. "Ray's background and expertise will very much improve Juniata's ability to serve its community and educate our students in information technology."

Chambers' new duties at Juniata include the supervision of the college's printing services, computer network services and the Teaching and Learning Technology Center. He also will act as a liaison for the college's Information Technology Program with businesses nationwide.

"The quality and depth of technology available to students at Juniata, the role of students in shaping policy and the commitment of the faculty are impressive, but it is the excitement and enthusiasm on the campus that made the biggest impression," Chambers says. "Juniata has raised liberal arts education to a new level by implementing the nation's first endowed technology program at a liberal arts college."

Chambers was promoted to his present position at the University of Louisville in 1992. Prior to that, he was executive director of printing and publication services from 1990 to 1992. From 1987 to 1990, he was director of the printing department at the University of Iowa.

From 1980 to 1987, Chambers supervised various printing services for the Texas Department of Human Services and the Texas Safety Association. He also owned and operated Mountain Graphics in Austin, Texas, from 1978 to 1979.

Chambers earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970. He earned a master's degree in business administration and public administration from St. Edward's University in 1986.

Chambers received the 1999 Print Media Crystal Award of Excellence Communicator Award for a compact disc of the Association of College and University Printers conference. He also received the In-Plant Graphics Manager of the Year Award in 1992 from the publication In-Plant Reproductions. He received a variety of awards from the International Publishing Management Association (IPMA), including the Management Excellence Award in 1990 and the Print-on-Demand digital printing award in 1999.

He is currently a member of the board of directors of the International Publishing Management Association and serves as vice president of the association's Region Six. He also is currently a member of the board of directors of the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP). He was president of ACUP from 1997 to 1998. In 1999, he was named to the board of directors of Xplor International.

He is a member of IPMA, ACUP, the Association for Quality and Participation, the American Management Association, the American Society for Quality Control, Xplor International and Printing Industries of America. He is certified by the IPMA as a Graphics Communication Manager, and by the Association for Quality and Participation as a team Judge Trainer.

Chambers also has served on a variety of university and departmental committees during his academic career.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.