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Marietta, GA 30060

Office of the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Samuel S. Conn

Samuel S. Conn, Ph.D.
Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer



Samuel S. Conn, Ph.D. was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in March 2012. Prior to his current position at SPSU, Dr. Conn served as Vice President for Information Technology and Director of Online Learning at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA, Director of the Institute for Distance & Distributed Learning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, VA, and Chair of the Computer Information Systems Department at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Along with leadership positions in higher education, Dr. Conn has extensive experience in the corporate world of information technology (IT). His work and business affiliations include executive level IT positions with prominent organizations and corporations including a major public pharmaceutical company, international software development company, and the parent company of the largest NASCAR™ franchise.

Dr. Conn is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, a distinguished member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society in the Computing Sciences, member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, and member of the United States Distance Learning Association. Academically, Dr. Conn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, and a Doctorate in Information Systems. Moreover, he is widely published on the topics information systems, educational technology, e-learning networks, system development methodologies and epistemic belief research.


Jenny Rief

Jenny Rief
Secretary to the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer



Jenny assists the Chief Information Officer, Group Directors, and staff of University Information Technology Services with all aspects of administrative support.  Jenny also works to keep an effective flow of communications open between the University Information Technology Services staff and the university community. Jenny's previous work experience includes teaching and serving as a paraprofessional within the Cobb County School System and working in various Information Technology roles involving sales, service and support.  Jenny is a graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama and holds a BA degree in Psychology.  Her hobbies include spending time with her two teenage sons, playing the piano and enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, golf, and tennis.




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