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John Kozak, Provost, (515) 294-0070
Skip Derra, News Service, (515) 294-4917


AMES, Iowa -- Peter Siegel, director of networking and computer systems at Cornell University Information Technologies, Ithaca, N.Y., has been appointed director for academic information technology at Iowa State University. The appointment is effective July 15.

The director for academic information technology oversees a staff of 65 at the Computation Center, Iowa State's center for academic computing and information technologies. The new director succeeds George Strawn, who has been on leave from Iowa State since 1995 to serve with the National Science Foundation.

"Peter Siegel's appointment as director for academic information technology is great news for Iowa State," said Provost John Kozak. "He will bring to our campus an outstanding background in research-related supercomputing, as well as solid experience providing computing support for a large university."

In his current position, Siegel is responsible for support of Cornell University's computing systems for administration, research and library, and for the campus communications infrastructure. Previously, he was executive director of the Cornell Theory Center for high performance computing, and deputy director of the Cornell National Supercomputer Facility.

Siegel earned a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, and M.A.s in linguistics (logical theory) from Cornell University and (semantic and syntactic theory) from the University of Hawaii.


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