Susan Bowen Named Chief Information Officer at The University of Scranton

January 24, 2017

The University of Scranton has named Susan G. Bowen as chief information officer (CIO). She is responsible for further developing the University’s information technology environment in support of the institution’s educational mission and goals.

 Bowen, with more than 25 years of experience in various higher education settings, brings to Scranton an outstanding strategic vision for information technology in a higher education setting grounded in strong practical experience. In her most recent role, she served as executive director of information technology services at Mercer Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey. There, she was responsible for providing strategic leadership and management for information technologies. She has guided multiple departments through continuous improvement and change focusing on the goal of student success.

“Susan has shown a deep understanding of how information technology can improve the transformational experience that we provide our students, faculty and staff and will lead us forward in these efforts,” said Edward Steinmetz, senior vice president for finance and administration at The University of Scranton. “In addition, she understands and is eager to support our mission through the work of her division.”

Bowen previously served as CIO at Camden County College, Blackwood, New Jersey, where she led the development of a three-year information technology strategic plan and formalized a business continuity strategy for information technology resources. She also held leadership positions at The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey.

Bowen also served as a co-chair of the Middle States Accreditation Self Study while at Mercer and has served on Middle States Site Evaluation teams. She has also served on the Educause Mid-Atlantic Conference Planning Committee, the New Jersey-based NJEDge board of trustees and several other statewide affinity groups.

Bowen earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The College of New Jersey and has attended the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University.  

 



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