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BSU announces chief information officer

Chief information officer, Jim Pullium. Submitted photo.

BEMIDJI – Jim Pulliam, currently chief information security officer for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, has been named the chief information officer at Bemidji State University.

Pulliam has been with the chancellor’s office since September 2011, working with the system’s 37 colleges and universities to provide information security leadership, according a press release issued by Bemidji State Wednesday. He also managed the office’s information security team and oversaw policy development, risk management, computer forensics, information architecture, business continuity planning and disaster recovery.

Prior to joining the chancellor’s office, Pulliam was chief information and security officer at Salt Lake Community College for eight years, managing a 92-person staff across 14 campuses.

He also spent one year as chief information officer at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Pulliam has also held information technology leadership roles in the aerospace industry and in state and local government. He served as executive director for information technology for the city of El Paso, Texas; Medford, Ore.; and for Berrien County in St. Joseph, Mich.

He has a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a master’s degree in information assurance from Regis University in Denver, Colo.

Pulliam’s duties as CIO begin May 1.