Michael is the Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the university of Connecticut and leads the University Information Technology Services (UITS) area, which is a university division responsible for providing enterprise systems and services. His role includes oversight of existing activities and evolution of central Information Technology (IT) in support of the university missions of research, teaching, learning and outreach. He has over 17 years of experience in information technology, holding positions of increasing leadership at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). His previous positions were Associate CIO at and head of the Research Information Technology division at UCB, which was dedicated to evolving a coordinated technology environment in support of university research activities. He also held the position of Deputy CIO at UCB with immediate operational responsibility for central university IT. Michael has extensive technology infrastructure experience and has been responsible for numerous major technology initiatives at both the campus and state levels and is an active participant in Educause sponsored national cyber infrastructure working groups.