Haas Chief Information Officer Lyle Nevels will become interim associate vice chancellor for information technology and CIO for UC Berkeley, starting May 1.
Nevels will replace current campus CIO Shelton Waggener, who is taking a position as senior vice president of Internet2, a national education networking and technology services provider. Nevels will serve in the role until a nationwide search for a new campus CIO is completed.
Until the campus search is complete, Dean Rich Lyons appointed Alexander Karapetyan to serve as the Haas School's interim CIO and head of Enterprise Computing and Services Management (ECSM). Karapetyan is ECSM's associate director of research and development.
"Lyle’s appointment is additional testimony to the high regard the campus has for our terrific staff at Berkeley-Haas," Dean Rich Lyons said in an email to staff. "His new role recognizes his excellent work at Haas and his considerable efforts on the campus level as the initiative manager for the university’s Operational Excellence IT Design Team."
"We will miss Lyle during his time at the central campus, but we are fortunate that ECSM will be in good hands with Alex," Lyons added.
Nevels joined Haas in October 2008 as the business school's first chief information officer. He previously worked in senior-level IT positions in the private sector, including serving as CIO at First Franklin, a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch with an annual operating budget of $30 million and more than 120 staff members. Nevels also worked at Autodesk, directing its customer satisfaction center, and spent 13 years at Apple in several roles, including worldwide service and support operations manager.
Karapetyan joined Haas in 2002. In the past, he served the Office of Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Moscow, where he devised mathematical and statistical models of the post-Soviet Russian economy. Later, in the U.S., he served as director at the International Center for Development Policies, a think tank in Washington, D.C., and then worked for Intel.