Stony Brook, NY–August 25, 2023–T. Simeon Ananou has been named Stony Brook University’s Vice President for the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Ananou will report to Stony Brook University’s Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Jed Shivers.
Ananou will oversee the DoIT leadership team and support staff. He will be partnering with academic deans, stakeholders and leadership at Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine to collaborate, develop and enhance IT systems, create and implement an IT governance structure, and oversee a university-wide strategic IT plan.
“With over 20 years of IT leadership at several higher education institutions, Dr. Ananou has remained passionate throughout his career about the role that Information Technology has in transforming education, research and learning for students,” said Shivers. “He has also served as an advocate and champion for building IT teams and environments that are responsive, efficient, and focused on customer service to support the changing needs of faculty, staff and students, University-wide.”
“I am grateful to have been appointed to this important leadership role at an AAU [Association of American Universities] institution,” Ananou said. “I am looking forward to forging partnerships within the Stony Brook and SUNY communities for greater impact on society.”
Ananou most recently served as Chief Information Officer at the University of Vermont (UVM) where he provided executive leadership and oversight for all aspects of IT including Information Security, Network & Telecommunications, Systems Administration, Research Computing, Enterprise Applications, Client Services, and Enterprise Technology Services. Under his direction, UVM migrated from a decentralized IT operation into an evolving, centralized IT shared service model in order to efficiently serve the campus community. Ananou also held an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Education at UVM.
Prior to his arrival at UVM in 2018, Ananou served as the Vice President for Information Technology Services and CIO at the University at Albany; Chief Information Officer at Salisbury University; and Associate Provost for Information & Administrative Technology Services and CIO at Slippery Rock University. Throughout his career, Dr. Ananou has presented at national and international engagements, made media appearances, and featured in several publications. He is involved in numerous professional organizations including EDUCAUSE, the American Council on Education, and Internet2 where he is currently serving as Chair of the Community Engagement Program Advisory Group (CEPAG).
Ananou holds a B.A. in International Relations from The Ohio State University, an M.B.A. in Computer Information Systems from Baker College, and a D.Ed. in Administration and Leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he attended Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.
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