From the CIO

Celebrating Our Meaningful Work

It’s hard to believe that it was only a year ago, July 6th 2021, that marked the return to campus in full for employees. It has been a new beginning and we are changed people. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the nature of our work. On any given day, almost half our staff could be working from home and many of our meetings are on MS Teams. Despite the challenges of our new normal, CIT staff have been extremely productive, and we have many accomplishments to celebrate. Enjoy viewing our annual report!

Cyber security was a major focus this year after receiving additional requirements from our breach insurance provider. Overall cyber risk to Geneseo has been improved by requiring Multifactor Authentication for all users, implementing Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and immutable backup of our data. Many other security related measures were taken and reported in the Goals & Progress 2021-2023 section of this report.

June’s CIT Tech Days was a success with 478 participants in sessions and videos. We’ll be back next year.

I appreciate the talent of our CIT team. We welcomed David Blood, Director, Support Services and Jerry Meade, Technology Support Professional. We said goodbye to Nik Varrone, Casey Babcock, and good luck in retirement to Scott Graham. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 academic year, I am hopeful for the year ahead and our CIT team looks forward to serving the Geneseo community.

Sue Chichester
Chief Information Officer, Director Computing & Information Technology


About CIT

CIT’s Vision is to be an innovative information technology department that aspires to provide reliable creative solutions, to be a transformative influence, and to empower our campus community. 

CIT's Mission is to provide outstanding leadership and technology support in pursuit of the mission and goals of the college.


Outstanding Service: Be a trusted source for outstanding service and sound guidance.

Knowledge and Experience: Develop knowledge and experience through a commitment to professional development and training.

Partnership: Collaborate to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery.

Reliability: Provide secure and reliable infrastructure.

Stimulate imagination: Find innovative solutions through the use of new or existing technologies.

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