EDUCAUSE Welcomes New Board Members

  • For Release:
    November 7, 2023

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    Marc Stith,
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EDUCAUSE, the association for technology in higher education, has announced two new board members who have been appointed to serve the association’s membership. Joining the board will be Andy Brantley, President and Chief Executive Officer for CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources), and David Seidl, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Both will serve a four-year term starting in January 2024.

John O’Brien, EDUCAUSE president and CEO, commented, “I’m so pleased to welcome Andy and David, who will be wonderful additions to an already exceptional EDUCAUSE board. I also want to thank our departing board members, Gayleen Gray, Helen Norris, and Melissa Woo, for their service on the EDUCAUSE Board and dedication to our community.”


Andy Brantley

Andy Brantley

Dr. Andy Brantley has served as president and chief executive officer of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) since July 2005. As the association that represents higher education human resources, CUPA-HR provides leadership on higher education workplace issues in the U.S. and abroad. Membership includes over 34,000 representatives from more than 1,800 higher education organizations, including 91% of all U.S. doctoral institutions, 74% of all master’s institutions, 51% of all bachelor’s institutions, and more than 500 two-year and specialized institutions.

Brantley currently serves as co-chair of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat steering committee and is the Secretariat’s representative to the American Council on Education Board of Directors. Before joining CUPA-HR, Brantley worked for 17 years in campus leadership roles, including as associate vice president and chief human resources officer at the University of Georgia, director of human resources at Davidson College, and director of human resources at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Prior to his appointment as CUPA-HR’s President and CEO, Brantley served the association for a number of years as a volunteer leader at both the regional and national levels, including as chair of the national board of directors. He is also a recipient of the association’s highest honor, the Donald E. Dickason Award, which recognizes distinguished and continued service to CUPA-HR and excellence in higher education and human resources.

Brantley’s EDUCAUSE service includes membership on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force in 2018. Andy received his Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Business Administration, and Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Management from the University of Georgia.


David Seidl

David Seidl

David Seidl is the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO at Miami University of Ohio, a position he has held since December 2018. In his role at Miami, Seidl holds broad responsibility for information technology and technology partnerships across campus.

He has served in a variety of leadership, technical, and information security roles, including leading the University of Notre Dame’s Campus Technology Services division from 2013–2018, where he co-led Notre Dame’s migration to the cloud and its ongoing cloud operations. Prior to that role, he led Notre Dame’s information security team from 2010–2013, and while at Notre Dame, he also taught a popular undergraduate networking and security course in university’s Mendoza College of Business. In an earlier position he served as lead security and privacy analyst at Purdue University from 2003–2007.

Seidl has written 20 books on a variety of topics, including cyberwarfare and information security certification. His volunteer service for EDUCAUSE includes serving as chair of the 2023 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference Program Committee, as well as membership on both the 2021 and 2022 Annual Conference Program Committees. He has been a faculty member for two cohorts of the New Managers Security Online Institute program and was a member of the IT Issues Panel in 2020 and Security Professionals Conference Program Committee in 2012. He has contributed to a variety of EDUCAUSE publications and media offerings and has been a frequent presenter since 2008 at both the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference and the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.

Seidl holds a bachelor’s degree in communication technology and a master’s degree in information security from Eastern Michigan University, as well as a variety of certifications in information security.

Visit the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors web page for information about board member responsibilities, as well as a complete list of EDUCAUSE Board Members.


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