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New CIO appointment announced

Sam Conn

SPSU President Dr. Lisa Rossbacher recently announced the appointment of Dr. Sam Conn as SPSU’s new chief information officer. Dr. Conn, who will start his new position in mid-March, is currently vice president for information technology and director of online learning at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.

Dr. Conn has more than 22 years of professional and industry experience in the field of technology and information systems, including having served as director of the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and as chair of the Computer Information System Department at Regis University in Denver. He also has extensive experience in the corporate world, having worked with a wide range of organizations and clients including mortgage/real estate services company, health care information systems, a Russian-American software development company and the parent company of NASCAR.

Dr. Conn holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in computer information systems and a doctorate in information systems. He is widely published on the topics of information systems, educational technology, e-learning networks, system development methodologies and epistemic belief research.