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July 22, 2010

David E. O'Neill Appointed Vice President of Integrated Technologies at SUNY Empire State College

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – July 22, 2010) David E. O’Neill, of Saratoga Springs, has been named vice president of Integrated Technologies at SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs. O’Neill has extensive experience as an information technology leader within higher education and managing information technologies in a multi-campus environment.

As the chief information officer, O’Neill is charged with providing leadership, planning and management for all areas of information systems, voice and data communications, IT security systems, training and user support. He will advocate for development and use of information technology to support instruction, research, vision and priorities; and manage the overall strategy, policy and administration of the college’s central and distributed technology, as well as managing a staff of approximately 70 and a budget of $6.6 million.

“We are delighted that David O’Neill has joined the administrative team at SUNY Empire State College,” said President Alan R. Davis. “With David’s breadth and depth of technological innovation and sophisticated knowledge of its applications in higher education, he will be a valued member of our team. We look forward to his contributions and innovative ways of addressing critical issues that face the college. Under his direction, the Office of Integrated Technologies will work to enhance our ability to serve students and give faculty and staff the tools needed for success.”

O’Neill comes to the position from Boise State University, where he was the executive director and chief information officer for the Office of Information Technology for more than a decade. While there, as chief IT strategist, he provided leadership and vision for the deployment of information technologies to advance the university’s mission and strategic plan. He worked with students, department heads, deans, directors and other university stakeholders in assessing and applying the appropriate information technologies to meet the university’ s philosophical and educational goals. As chief IT administrator, he oversaw a budget exceeding $15 million and a staff of 135 employees.

Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Washington State University and Eastern Washington University in information and telecommunications systems.

“I’m pleased and excited to have this opportunity,” O’Neill said. “The recent strategic planning within SUNY and the college paints an exciting future for the school and the technologies. All those I’ve spoken to at the college have great vision and hold high expectations. I look forward to being a part of the Empire State College team.

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York. Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies. They also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience. The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide with 34 locations in New York state and online. For more information, visit www.esc.edu.

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