Sean Reynolds is the Vice President for Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer at Northwestern University. Reynolds provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the University. The primary responsibilities for this office encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues: governance and policy, resource allocation, information technology protocols, and the Northwestern Information Technology organization. Northwestern Information Technology provides support for academic research and technology, delivery of IT infrastructure and services, information security systems and compliance, administrative systems, and client support services.
Reynolds represents the University’s information technology interests by serving on several regional and national higher education organizations including the Big Ten Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Chief Information Technology group, Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group, InCommon (within Internet2), Research University CIO Conclave, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago.
Prior to joining Northwestern, Reynolds spent 25 years in informational technology roles in higher education. Most recently, as the Chief Information Officer for Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Reynolds holds a B.A and M.A. in Economics, from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.