Simeon Ananou


Dr. Simeon Ananou is the Chief Information Officer for the University of Vermont where he also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Education.  He credits his more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education for shaping him into a student-focused leader with an appreciation for campus communities, systems, processes and decisions driven by data analytics.

Over the course of his career, Ananou has created information technology governance structures at various colleges and universities to support digital transformation. He has presented at several national and international conferences on the role and the impact of Information Technology on higher education. In addition, he served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership at the University of Albany and as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences at Salisbury University.

Prior to joining the University of Vermont, Ananou served as Vice President and CIO at the University at Albany, SUNY, Chief Information Officer at Salisbury University located in Salisbury, Maryland, Associate Provost for Information and Administrative Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Slippery Rock University located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ohio State University, a Master of Business Administration from Baker College, and a Doctor of Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he attended Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.