John Suess


Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he reports to the President and provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership team of the university. His bio is here.

Mr. Suess has been an active researcher in advanced networking and was PI on UMBC's 1997 NSF grant for vBNS networking and was the PI on a 2014 NSF cyber infrastructure grant to upgrade the network to 100 Gbits. In addition he has been co-PI on a NSF grant to increase women in IT through improved access to global resources and a state grant for broadening IT skills across all majors. 

Mr. Suess has served, or is presently serving, on the boards of Internet2, EDUCAUSE, IMSglobal, InCommon, REN-ISAC, and the NIST National Strategy for Trusted Identity in Cyberspace He has been a thought leader and researcher in the areas of advanced networks, cybersecurity, identity management, analytics, and the technology standards for learning technologies. 

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Modeling an IT Strategy for Student Success
    • Article

    For institutions to fully benefit from their investments in student success and to position themselves for continued improvement, IT leadership must get engaged and develop an IT strategy that supports student success and can evolve with the institution's needs.

  • Enabling Transformative Change
    • Article

    Building effective leadership teams, for both the institution and the IT organization, can enable transformative change in higher education.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


EDUCAUSE Primary Representative

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE Analytics Services Design Panel
    • Working Group, 2017 - 0001
  • Nominations Committee
    • ADVISORY, 2016 - 2017
  • EDUCAUSE Board of Directors
    • Board, 2016 - 2017
  • HEISC Advisory Committee
    • Working Group, 2016 - 0001
  • Policy Advisory Committee
    • ADVISORY, 2015 - 2018