Decision Making At The University Corporation

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Executive Vice President for Operations: Decision Making at the
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Kristen Alipit
ORG525 Decision Theory in a Global Marketplace
Colorado State University
Dr. J. Ondracek
June 22, 2015

Executive Vice President for Operations: Decision Making at the
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), a federally funded research and development center in Boulder, Colorado has experienced incredible amounts of change over the last few years and is looking to new processes and structures to make it sustainable in the future. The President’s Council, comprised of the president, the vice president for finance and administration, the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the deputy director of NCAR and the director of UCAR Community Programs (UCP), has lost a few members due to retirement and resignation. The president recently added the human resources director to the council. A chief information officer was recommended by an outside consultant to help centralize information technology (IT) services, but it is also clear that centralized administrative services could help the company prosper with added efficiency and cost savings. This paper will discuss the idea of adding an executive vice president for operations position to the President’s Council and determine the decision-making processes needed for the position. Factors affecting the new role…
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