About the CIO
F. Sweeton was appointed Interim Chief Information Officer in July 2015. She will serve in this capacity until the University concludes a national search for this position.
Sweeton has served as director of ITS Client Support Services since 2002, where her portfolio of responsibilities include identity and access management, desktop services, faculty technology resources, support and training, and messaging and collaboration.
Sweeton was integral in outfitting the new School of Business building with state-of-the-art technology and expanding support for online courses and programs. She has also served in an associate CIO capacity, in charge of various ITS-wide activities, including a space master-planning effort and the One ITS initiative to improve the delivery of campus IT services. Earlier this year, the New York IT Leadership Academy honored Sweeton with its IT Manager of the Year Award at their annual event.
Sweeton joined the University in 1978 as an entry-level programmer. She took on roles of increasing responsibilities, including assistant director of administrative computing and associate director of academic computing, before becoming director of client support services. She holds both an MBA in information systems management and a bachelor of science degree in biology from UAlbany.
As continuity of operations and leadership will be critical during this interim period, Sweeton's strategic and tactical experience will be instrumental to this division. Sweeton will oversee ITS until a permanent replacement is recruited. Vice President for Finance and Administration James VanVoorst is leading the search.