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Sean Reynolds

Sean Reynolds is the Vice President for Information Technology and 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 his office encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues:

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 affiliating with several regional and national higher education organizations, including:

He also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and as Vice Chair for the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, Illinois.

Prior to joining Northwestern, Reynolds spent 25 years in information technology roles in higher education. Most recently, he served as the Chief Information Officer for Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Reynolds holds a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.