Project Delta Manager In Place

Kreinbring Named

By Sean Smith
Staff Writer

James Kreinbring, manager of Departmental Systems at Information Processing Support, now has the added responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations of Project Delta, the University-wide initiative that will determine ways of increasing institutional efficiency and productivity.

Kreinbring was appointed Project Delta manager on March 1.

In his new post, Kreinbring has a considerable role in coordinating Project Delta activities. He will help organize the agenda for the Delta executive committee's weekly discussions and track the resulting progress. Kreinbring also will oversee the various smaller projects that will be launched as a result of Delta and serve as a liaison to the larger University community.

"I really feel gratified to have been offered this appointment," said Kreinbring. "This is a tremendous opportunity for the University, an initiative that will produce positive results and, therefore, something we should all welcome. I am happy to be part of this constructive effort."

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan, a member of the Project Delta executive committee, said, "[We are] very confident that Jim's understanding of the University, together with his experience and skills, will allow him to make a unique contribution to the short-term and long-term success of the project."

"We are delighted to have Jim managing the project," said Executive Vice President Frank B. Campanella, also a member of the Project Delta executive committee. "Not only does he have the organizational understanding and management expertise, he has the confidence of a wide range of BC people. Having been here for 10 years he does not need to be brought up to date on where we've been, where we are and where we want to go. With Jim in place, we expect impressive progress."

James Kreinbring. (Photo by Gary Gilbert)

Last week, as part of his orientation, Kreinbring joined a group of administrators involved in Project Delta for a seminar at an IBM executive training center in Palisades, NY. The seminar outlined the techniques and tools that are useful for organizations as they undertake broad-based efforts like Project Delta.

The 24 members of the Project Delta team represent all areas of administrative and academic support. In addition to Sullivan and Campanella, the group's executive committee includes Financial Vice President and Treasurer Peter C. McKenzie and Information Technology Executive Director Bernard Gleason.

Group members have been formed into three task forces that will study business processes redesign; the ways in which information technology can be used in this redesign; and the human resources and organizational implications of Project Delta, including the most effective ways of utilizing, training and compensating staff.

Kreinbring arrived at the University in October of 1986 as an IT office systems consultant. He was appointed to his current position in 1988, where he is responsible for creating and managing technology projects that enhance business processes in academic and administrative departments. His duties include implementing computing and communications solutions to departmental business problems, and coordinating new technology acquisition, system installations and user training.

Prior to joining Boston College, Kreinbring worked as an assistant director of sales and marketing for UNICOM of Dedham, and manager of Chips Computer Center in Hanover, NH.

He is a graduate of St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa, and holder of a master's degree in education, counseling and educational psychology from Northeastern University. In 1992, Kreinbring earned a master's degree in computer science from the Carroll Graduate School of Management.

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