Austin Siders has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the University of Southern Indiana (USI).

As CIO at USI, Siders will head the Information Technology Department, including administrative and academic computer support; cybersecurity; Local Area Network (LAN) support structure; microcomputer hardware and software support; internet assistance; audio/visual tasks; telecommunications; and software management.

Siders served the last nine years as Director of Enterprise Applications and Solutions at Austin Peay State University. In his role at Austin Peay, he provided strategic leadership and direction for the implementation and maintenance of enterprise information systems.

Siders has more than 15 years of higher education technology experience from his employment at Austin Peay, including six years as a systems analyst and programmer and 10 months as Interim Director of Information Technology (CIO). He also served as an adjunct faculty member, providing instruction in programming, cybersecurity and information security governance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and information security and a Master’s degree in computer science and quantitative methods from Austin Peay.