Posts by Jack Suess

    SACUBO 2022: Helpful Resources and Critical Questions from The University of Alabama and Other Institutions

    3 minute read | May 23, 2022

    I was excited to attend the SACUBO conference in San Antonio, Texas.  As a local, we don’t spend much time downtown so when I jumped on the River Taxi to head to the opening...

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    AAUDE 2022: IR Professionals on Using Benchmarking Data and Other Topics

    2 minute read | May 10, 2022

    AAUDE (Association of American Universities Data Exchange) is one of those conferences where nearly everyone knows everyone and long-time friends and colleagues gather to...

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    Data-Informed Decision-Making in Higher Ed—Despite the IT Labor Shortage

    6 minute read | April 22, 2022

    It’s a paradox. The pressure to answer questions about enrollment, student success, and financial planning is at an all-time high, pushing higher ed leaders to rely more on...

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    About Jack Suess

    Mr. Jack Suess is VP of IT & CIO for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and has led IT at UMBC since 1997. Mr. Suess serves on the executive leadership team of the university and reports to the President, Freeman Hrabowski. During his tenure as CIO, UMBC has received awards and recognition for its work in advanced networking, cybersecurity, identity management, data analytics, cloud services, and learning analytics. Through those efforts Mr. Suess is a frequent presenter at national conferences and has served on the Board of Internet2, EDUCAUSE, and InCommon and presently serves on the IMSglobal board.