Author - Samuel Sudhakar

Dr. Samuel Sudhakar serves as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services at California State University, San Bernardino where he provides leadership to nine department heads, orchestrating academic technologies & innovation, institutional research & analytics, digital transformation, administrative computing and business intelligence, technology operations & customer support, information security, compliance, & emerging technologies, and strategic technology initiatives. Under his leadership, CSUSB was awarded University Business Magazine’s “Models of Excellence” honors for the Vital and Expanded Technologies Initiative (VETI), and continues to enjoy high visibility across the system for innovative technologies for student learning and success to include, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Immersive Learning Technologies, and Infrastructure to support faculty led innovation and research. Since joining CSUSB in 2013, Sudhakar has turned IT Services into a proactive, customer-centric division with priority on providing world-class customer services to students, faculty and staff and improving operational efficiency in all areas of university operations. Dr. Sudhakar serves on the Board of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), where he serves as the Chair of the Governance and Board Development Committee. Prior to joining CSUSB in 2013, Dr. Sudhakar served as the Vice President of Administrative Services and CIO at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Under his leadership, Carl Sandburg College was ranked No. 1 in the nation for digital technology, by ther Center for Digital Education, and has been named among the top 10 in that category form 2006-2013. Sudhakar was named among the top 50 educational technology innovators by Converge Magazine. Dr. Sudhakar holds a PhD in Business Administration from Northcentral University, an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Bharathiar University in India.

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