About the CIO

Simeon Ananou serves as the University at Albany's Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He brings 19 years of administrative experience in higher education to his position and credits his professional journey as shaping him into a student-focused leader with an appreciation for campus communities, systems, processes and decisions driven by data analytics.

Prior to joining UAlbany, Ananou served as CIO at Salisbury University in Maryland, where he was responsible for the strategic oversight of IT and communication infrastructure, as well as academic and administrative information systems and business intelligence for the campus. He also served as an adjunct professor in Information & Decision Sciences.

Before joining Salisbury, Ananou served as associate provost and CIO at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania; chief information officer at Piedmont Virginia Community College; and director of information technology operations at Ashland University in Ohio. He has also held faculty positions at many of his previous institutions.

Dr. Ananou has a wide range of research interests, many of them focusing on how people interact with technology. He earned a D.Ed. in administration and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; an MBA with a concentration in computer information systems from Baker College in Flint, Michigan; and a BA in international relations from The Ohio State University, where he was a recipient of the Battelle Memorial Scholarship—an award that recognizes students for their academic achievement and leadership abilities.