The State University of New York (SUNY) Council of Chief Information Officers (CCIO) is a professional association consisting of representatives from each of the 64 campuses within the SUNY system. A primary purpose of the Council is to lead coordinated information technology initiatives within the SUNY system, including strategic planning.

Schedule of Meetings / Events

The CCIO holds a general membership teleconference on the third Thursday of every month.  In addition, the officers, executive committee and most sectors also hold monthly conference calls.  There are usually three face to face general membership meetings annually held in conjunction with SUNY technical conferences such as Wizards and STC.

CCIO Leadership Team

Chair: Karlis Kaugars (SUNY Oneonta)
Vice Chair: Sean Moriarty (Oswego State)
Treasurer: Monica Papagni (Jefferson Community College)
Secretary: Greg Roth  (Fulton Montgomery Community College)


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Our CIO Profiles

AnneMarie Ambrose

Executive Director of Information Services, Herkimer College

Serving as Executive Director of Information Services since 2009, AnneMarie reports to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance. She leads the Information Services department which includes Networking, Programming……

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Simeon Ananou

Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at the University at Albany- SUNY

Dr. Simeon Ananou is the Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at the University at Albany- SUNY. In this capacity, he is responsible for general areas of Information Technology Services…..

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Amy Berg

Associate Provost for Information Resources

Serving as the Associate Provost for Information Resources at SUNY Cortland, Amy provides visionary leadership for technology and library services in alignment with the college mission. Reporting to the Provost, ……

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Denise Burbey

Executive Director of Technology, Jamestown Community College

Has served as the college’s CIO since 2008. She provides strategic direction for the college’s technical and information security areas across four locations including the leadership of Management Information Systems, Information Technology Services, and Media Services…

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Susan Chichester

Chief Technology Officer, Director for Computing & Information Technology for SUNY Geneseo

Serving as CIO and Director for Computing & Information Technology since 1997, Sue provides leadership and institutional planning for technology at Geneseo. Sue leads a department of 32 full-time staff and 60 part-time student staff responsible for campus and information technology services including…..

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David M. Demers

CIO – SUNY Buffalo State

Joining SUNY Buffalo State as CIO in July 2015, Demers leads the Information Services and Systems division comprised of Computing and Technology Services, Instructional Resources, E. H. Butler Library and the Project Management Office.

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Holly B. A. Heller-Ross


Dean of Library & Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, SUNY Plattsburgh

Serving as Dean and CIO since 2012, Holly coordinates the Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) budget, strategic and operational planning, personnel, professional development, assessment, all library and technology support services and programs, services to branch campus and extension sites, disaster recovery planning, campus-wide e-learning, technology project management, e-discovery…

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John Kaftan

Dean of I.T. at Cayuga Community College

Serving as Dean of Information Technology since 2014 John leads both operations and planning for IT Services at Cayuga Community College.  John also provides project management and oversight of IT projects on campus and manages the IT Budget. John ensures IT’s goals are continually aligned with Cayuga’s Mission and Values.…

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Karlis J. Kaugars

Chief Information Officer, SUNY Oneonta

Serving as CIO since 2011, Karlis leads the IT Services area of SUNY Oneonta.  He supports the mission and goals of both SUNY Oneonta and SUNY through the development, deployment and integration of information technology to advance the mission of the College.  Responsibilities include oversight of operations, strategic planning, personnel and financial management and planning…

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Evan Kobolakis

Chief Technology Officer, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Primary Responsibility is a Digital Strategy for Old Westbury that aligns with the College’s mission of Social Justice and equality through educational empowerment, diversity, access, equity, self-determination, community activism and responsible global citizenship…….

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Sean Moriarty

Chief Technology Officer,  Campus Technology Services State University of New York at Oswego

Sean Moriarty is Oswego State’s chief technology officer. In this role he provides leadership for the continued development of a client-centered, robust and secure campus  technology environment to advance the college’s strategic goals……

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Eileen Wirley

Associate Vice President and CIO of Monroe Community College

As the University of Rochester Associate Chief Information Officer, her primary responsibilities included University Data Center Strategy and Operations, Systems Engineering and Help Desk services…

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Cheryl Welsch

Director of Information Technology, Sullivan

Serving as the Director of Information Technology since 2013, Cheryl provides leadership for all information technology services at Sullivan. She serves on the President’s Cabinet and …

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