Sharon Pitt

Biography

Sharon P. Pitt serves as the Associate Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Binghamton University, a State University of New York.  In this role, Sharon is charged with developing strategic IT initiatives that forward the University’s mission.  She oversees Information Technology Services (ITS) in the support of teaching, learning, research and the student experience at the University. 

Sharon came to Binghamton University after serving 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, Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (in Virginia), E-LEARN, E&I Cooperative, EDUCAUSE, the Electronic Campus of Virginia, the IBM Cloud Academy, MARIA (Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance, MCNC, NCREN, NYSERNet, SICAS and SURA (Southeastern Universities Research Association).

Sharon is currently co-chair of the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) of EDUCAUSE and a faculty mentor of the NY CIO Leadership Academy.  She has served as a mentor for the Leading Change Institute and the EDUCAUSE Senior Leadership Roundtable. Sharon is a graduate of the Leadership Legacy Program of George Mason University and is a 2004 Frye Fellow.  

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Cloud Awareness and User Support
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    The ECAR-CLOUD Working Group is developing this series of seven papers, Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud. The sixth paper, Cloud Awareness and User Support, outlines how institutions can address end-user support, end-user documentation, user training, and community outreach in the cloud.

EDUCAUSE Presentations

Memberships

EDUCAUSE Member

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Budget-Conscious Roadmap for Information Security Programs
    • Member: 2017 - Present
  • Constituent Group Leaders
    • Member: 2017
  • EDUCAUSE Analytics Services Design Panel
    • Member: 2017 - Present
  • HEISC Advisory Committee
    • Chair: 2016 - 2018
    • Member: 2016 - Present
  • ECAR Cloud Working Group
    • Member: 2014 - 2016
  • Senior Leadership Roundtable Council 2014
    • Member: 2014
  • EDUCAUSE 2013 Program Committee
    • Member: 2011 - 2013
  • 20-20 Advisory Group
    • Member: 2005 - 2009
  • Southeast Regional Conference Program Committee
    • Member: 2004 - 2005