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Justin Sipher (St. Lawrence University)

Justin Sipher
Vice President of Libraries and IT

Canton, New York

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In August 2012, Justin Sipher became the Vice President of Library and Information Technology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. In this newly created position Justin works to bring together the Libraries and Information Technology departments in effective and efficient ways that align with the evolving needs of the St. Lawrence students, faculty, and staff. From February 2005 to August 2012, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Skidmore College, another highly selective residential liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs NY. As the top information technology executive at Skidmore, Justin was responsible for facilitating strategic leadership for the Information Technology division which included all aspects of institutional computing services, voice/video/data networking, multimedia services, and telephony.

Prior to Skidmore Justin spent eleven years at the State University of New York College at Potsdam. While at SUNY Potsdam Justin served in a variety of IT position including desktop computing support, network administrator, systems administrator and for the last four years leading their technology organization and serving as their defacto CIO. Through his tenure at SUNY Potsdam Justin was active in SUNY-wide IT initiatives including the SUNY Technology Conference, COA (Computing Officers Association), and the SUNY Council of CIO's.

Justin is on the Board of Directors for EDUCAUSE as well as, is a member of the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group (HEAG), and recently served as the faculty Director of the EDUCAUSE Management Institute. Justin has served on the Seminars on Academic Computing (SAC) Board of Directors and Program Committee, the 2007 EDUCAUSE National Conference Program Committee, and co-host of the NY State Conference for Higher Education CIO's. 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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