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Simeon Ananou | Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Stony Brook University

Simeon Ananou | Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Stony Brook University

Current Position and Past Experience
Simeon Ananou is currently Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Stony Brook University. In this capacity, Ananou provides leadership for the university’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT). Additionally, he partners with academic deans, stakeholders and many others across Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine to understand, collaborate, develop and enhance IT systems, create and implement an IT governance structure, and oversee a university-wide strategic IT plan.

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, Vermont successfully migrated from a highly decentralized IT operation into an evolving, centralized IT shared service model that holistically and efficiently serves the campus community. Ananou also held an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Education at UVM.

Prior to his arrival at Vermont, which began 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, Ananou has routinely presented at national and international engagements, made notable media appearances, and has been featured in several publications. He is actively 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).

Education, Honors and Achievements
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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