John Bruggeman Promoted to Chief Technology Officer at HUC-JIR

Friday, June 28, 2013

John Bruggeman has been promoted to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at HUC-JIR, as of July 1, 2013.  In this role, he will report to Sandie Mills, VP of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer.

Dr. Michael Marmur, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost, stated, “Having worked with him over the last fifteen years and more, I am sure he will bring to his new role a steady hand, a willing heart, and a keen mind. There has never been a time in human history when the pace of technological and cultural change has been so frenetic. This change is impacting pedagogy, administration, governance, and just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives. John's job will be to provide us with a framework for addressing immediate needs and imagining future possibilities."

This new role will have overall responsibility for both Information Technology and E-Learning. Gregg Alpert, National Director of e-Learning, will continue to direct our e-Learning efforts and report to the CTO.  In his new role as CTO, John will advise the leaders of the College-Institute on the best, most cost effective and efficient technology that the College-Institute will need going forward.

John Bruggeman has served as the National Director of Information Systems since October 1997 and has directed and managed the College-Institute’s computer, telephone, and video conference growth over the last 15 years.  Previously he was the Manager of Technical Services for Linc Network Systems of Cincinnati Ohio.  He received his B.S. in Math and M.A. in Theology from Xavier University.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu