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UVI Appoints Tina Koopmans VP of Information Technology


Aug. 6, 2005 – Tina M. Koopmans has assumed the position of Vice President of Information Technology and Learning Resources at the University of the Virgin Islands. Koopmans is a seasoned chief information officer with more than 15 years of significant experience in providing managerial and technological leadership for information technology and libraries in the U.S. and Canada.
"I'm looking forward to working with Ms. Koopmans, whose expertise will help us integrate the university's information technology and library services areas," UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster said.
She served as vice-president and chief information officer at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan and had most recently been a vice-president at an information technology consulting company in Glenwood Springs, Colo. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.A. in Information and Library Science.
At UVI, Koopmans will be responsible for the operation of the Information Technology area, which includes academic and administrative computing, and library services. Combining these service areas has become an industry trend that UVI hopes to emulate.
"We have a tremendous opportunity to become more customer centered and student centered," Koopmans says. "We will be staffed efficiently to solve problems with one call. By having direct access, we will have everything we need to solve student problems. We're taking the barriers down."
Koopmans will serve as a member of the UVI president's cabinet.


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