Technology Expert Appointed Vice Provost-IET

On May 22, Provost Hinshaw announced the appointment of Peter M. Siegel as UC Davis' new Vice Provost for Information and Educational Technology and Chief Information Officer. Siegel is an expert in university information and learning technologies and the chief information officer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a university that is regarded as a national leader in the area of information technology. His appointment is effective August 15.

As vice provost, Siegel will be responsible for providing the leadership necessary to assure the effective and strategic deployment of information and educational technology to the campus's academic and administrative operations. He also will be responsible for coordinating technology between the Davis campus and the UC Davis Health System. Siegel will manage the myriad forms of information technology used throughout the campus, including computing systems and data, voice and video communication services.

Siegel succeeds Peter Yellowlees, who served as interim vice provost of IET for the past year. Yellowlees will return to his appointments as a professor of psychiatry and director of academic information systems at the UC Davis Health System (see the campus directive at