Syracuse University

Chancellor's Cabinet and Administrative Staff

Christopher M. Sedore

Christopher M. SedoreAssociate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations

Christopher M. Sedore is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations for Syracuse University. He is the senior leader in Academic Affairs charged with ensuring that the division’s central units are both highly effective and efficient, and that the academic schools and colleges and their faculty and students are well served by the Academic Affairs administrative support units.  As Associate Vice Chancellor, Sedore supports the Vice Chancellor and Provost and his reports with broader academic affairs matters that affect schools and colleges, and collaborates with cabinet members to ensure that operations are finely tuned to support faculty and students in teaching, learning and discovery. Enrollment Management, University College, Information Technology and Services, and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, are each within Sedore’s operational portfolio.

Sedore continues to serve as the Vice President for Information Technology and Services and Chief Information Officer, responsible for Syracuse University's Information Technology and Services (ITS) department.  ITS provides central technology support and services for the academic and administrative functions of the University. As CIO, he provides and promotes cost-effective and strategic application of information technology at the University; oversees IT disaster recovery, security, and privacy; and ensures that the University makes appropriate technology investments to support teaching, research, learning, and administration.

Mr. Sedore's leadership in IT at Syracuse began in 1994. He served first in the Maxwell School as Manager of Network Services, then as their Advanced Technology Director, and finally as Director of the Information and Computing Technology group. Sedore joined ITS in 2005 to become SU's Director of Network and Systems Management and Chief Technology Strategist. He was promoted to Associate Chief Information Officer in 2007, a position he held until being named to his current position in late 2008.

Sedore is an avid technologist and has contributed to the development of open—source operating systems and network applications, and more recently has focused on "greening" datacenter operations. In his various roles at the University, he has worked on the broader application of technology to collaboration, education and research with University partners in the United States, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Israel, Italy and Peru.