Since 1994 Justin Sipher's career has focused on advancing the analysis, deployment, and integration of technology in service of education including eighteen years serving as a higher ed CIO at three different institions. For a significant part of that career his focus also included serving as and advancing organizational leadership critical for success. He has presented, authored, and consulted on the strategic impact of technology in Higher Education.
In addition to his individual consulting practice, Justin is currently a Leadership Coach with MOR Associatest, the premier comprehensive leadership development program serving the higher education IT community. Justin also serves as a project consultant with Internet2.
His service and leadership beyond the institution have included:
- EDUCAUSE Board of Directors
- NYSERNet.org Board of Director
- ConnectNY Board of Directors
- Faculty Director, EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program
- Chair SUNY Council of CIOs
- SUNY Technology Conference Program Coordinator
- Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group (HEAG)
- Advisory Board for the Center for Higher Education CIO Studies
- Seminars on Academic Computing (SAC) Board of Directors
- EDUCAUSE National Conference Program Committee
- NY State Higher Education CIO Conference co-host
He holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS Ed in Instructional Technology from SUNY Potsdam and also is a 2001 Frye Leadership Institute fellow.
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