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Ohio State University names new chief information officer

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Provost Joseph A. Alutto today announced that Kathleen K. Starkoff has been named the new chief information officer for the university. She most recently served as group vice president and chief technology officer for Limited Brands Inc., where she worked for more than six years

"We are delighted that Kathleen Starkoff has chosen to join our leadership team here at Ohio State," said Alutto. "With the size and scope of this university, we are seeking a strategic leader to help us advance our technology efforts in support of our world-class teaching, research and administration."

Beginning on June 16, she will assume the leadership of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, which coordinates a wide array of technology initiatives that support the nation's largest university. She succeeds Mike Veres, who has served as the interim CIO since August 2007.

At Limited Brands, she provided leadership on applications development, enterprise system design, risk management, and technology initiatives for the Fortune 300 company with 180,000 employees. She has also served as senior vice president and chief technology officer of Bank One in Columbus and senior vice president of the Cleveland-based KeyCorp. A resident of New Albany, she earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Kent State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University

Founded in 1870, Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 52,000 students enrolled at its main Columbus campus, 18 colleges and 170 majors, the university offers its students exceptional breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.