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Sharon P. Pitt serves as the Vice President for Information Technologies and Chief Information Officer at the University of Delaware. In this role, Sharon is charged with developing strategic IT initiatives that forward the University’s mission. She oversees Information Technologies in support of teaching, learning, research and the student experience at the University.
Sharon came to the University of Delaware after serving as CIO at Binghamton University, a State University of New York. Before that, Sharon served 9 years at George Mason University, most recently as its Deputy Chief Information Officer. Previous to her work at George Mason University, Sharon served as Associate Vice Provost for Learning Technologies at North Carolina State University, Director of Instructional Technology and Distance Education at James Madison University, and in the Educational Technologies division of Virginia Tech. She also was an Executive Director of 4VA (4VA.org).
Sharon has served on advisory, governance and/or strategy groups for Blackboard, Inc., CHECS, E-LEARN, E&I Cooperative, the Electronic Campus of Virginia, the IBM Cloud Academy, Internet2, NYSERNet, SUNY and SURA (Southeastern Universities Research Association). In addition, Sharon has served as a co-chair of the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) of EDUCAUSE and the EDUCAUSE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.
Sharon is currently a member of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors.
Sharon has served as a faculty mentor of the NY CIO Leadership Academy as well as a mentor for the Leading Change Institute, the EDUCAUSE Senior Leadership Roundtable and, currently, the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable. Sharon is a 2004 Frye Fellow.
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