Published: June 21, 2019

After serving the faculty community at the University of Colorado Boulder for over 21 years, Liz Tomich, senior executive director of Faculty Information System (FIS), has announced she will be departing CU Boulder in pursuit of another job, effective July 1, 2019.

“During the 14 years I worked with Liz Tomich she transformed FIS from a way to digitize personnel information to a dynamic set of tools to gather, to display, and to analyze the amazing work of the faculty,” says Jeff Cox, professor of English & Humanities and former vice provost and associate vice chancellor for Faculty Affairs. “A tireless worker, always there with new ideas, Liz did an amazing job of improving our ability to demonstrate the impact of our faculty.”

Alex Viggio, FIS director, will step in as interim senior executive director effective upon Tomich’s departure on July 1.

“Since first joining the FIS team in 2009, I’ve seen the group grow and expand, providing unique and beneficial services to the CU Boulder community,” says Viggio. “I’m honored to step in and lead this talented group as we continue to fully support Faculty Affairs and Academic Affairs.”

Viggio is an active leader of the VIVO Project, a member-supported open source software which creates integrated records of scholarly work for organizations, and powers CU Boulder’s CU Experts. His activities have included service on VIVO's Leadership and Steering Groups and lead roles in the 2016 and 2017 annual conferences. Since founding Agile Denver in 2000, an outreach organization for agile and lean practices in the Denver area, Viggio remains involved in the Boulder/Denver software community. His career in software development spans more than two decades, ranging from co-founder to consultant to employee.

“Alex is a strong, collaborative leader, bringing technical depth with thoughtful analysis,” says Marin Stanek, interim assistant vice chancellor for ODA. “He will continue to build on the portfolio of FIS, leading the group and further deepening its impact to effectively serve the faculty. It’s an asset to the campus that FIS is now part of ODA.”