She succeeds Pete Siegel, who left UC Davis a year ago. Professor Prasant Mohapatra had served as interim vice provost and CIO in the meantime. Murali would start her new job on August 18.
“I am excited to be joining a university with such a wonderful reputation, to lead the IT enterprise that contributes to the university’s excellence, in everything from student success to research,” she said. “I intend to develop a shared vision with the faculty, staff and students, and we will move the institution to even greater heights,” Murali said in a statement.
Murali received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from the Women’s College at Osmania University, India in 1975, and a master’s in organic chemistry from Osmania’s College of Science in 1977. She then joined the Regional Research Laboratory, affiliated with Osmania, and worked there toward a doctoral degree in organic chemistry until 1981. (PTI)