Simeon Ananou

UAlbany CIO an expert on academic and administrative information systems, and business intelligence for college campuses

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Simeon Ananou

Vice President for Information Technology Services and CIO
University at Albany
Department: Information Technology Services

Information technology; academic information systems; administrative information systems; business intelligence; communication infrastructure

Campus phone: (518) 956-8080
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Simeon Ananou, D.Ed., was appointed Vice President for Information Technology Services and CIO in February 2016.

Ananou 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 chief information officer and adjunct faculty in information and decision sciences at Salisbury University in Maryland. 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 has also served as associate provost 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.

Ananou earned a D.Ed. in administration and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; an MBA in computer information systems from Barker College, Flint, Michigan; and a BA in international relations from The Ohio State University.