IMSA Eliminates Chief Operations Officer Position

On Monday, November 30th, President Jose Torres eliminated the position of Chief Operations Officer from the IMSA Cabinet. The position was last held by Mr. Lawrence “Bud” Bergie, who assumed the position in 2013.

According to an email from Dr. Torres to IMSA staff regarding this organizational change, the Chief Operations Officer oversaw the general operation of IMSA, including, but not limited to, “Safety and Security Operations, Facilities and Capital Planning, Business and Financial Operations, Information Technology Services, and Instructional Technology and Media Center Departments.”

When reached for a comment regarding the elimination of the position, Chief Human Resources and Chief Equity Officer Ms. Traci Ellis explained that “the elimination of the Chief Operations Officer position is a part of ongoing organizational structuring in preparation for a new president, as well as [IMSA’s] financial considerations.” Ms. Ellis also noted that IMSA does not comment on the specifics of layoffs and eliminated positions.

Going forward, Dr. Torres will assume the responsibilities of the COO position.

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Oliver Ni is a junior from Bolingbrook and lives in 05C. He is the opinions section editor for The Acronym and is stoked to find another reason to put off schoolwork. Outside of The Acronym, he can be found frantically running to catch a club meeting, binge watching YouTube videos, or being frustrated with the Cubs.

1 Comment on "IMSA Eliminates Chief Operations Officer Position"

  1. I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Bergie is no longer the COO of the Academy. From the moment he told me that he does not care about IMSAPublic and offered me 5 million CPU cycles, I knew that he was right man for the job. My deepest regrets.

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