CITO Finalists

The  Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) search committee has narrowed the search to four finalists. Visits for the four candidates have been finalized. As part of the visit, we are holding open forums for staff to meet the candidates. While the forums are be open to all staff, OIT staff are a key audience for this forum. The candidates introduce themselves, talk about their experience, and explain why they think they're a good fit for the position. After that, we open for Q&A/discussion. These forums are hybrid in-person (Butro 109) and zoom. We encourage Fairbanks-based staff to attend in person.

Please note that users will need to log in to their UA Zoom account to join the meeting. Recordings of previous forums are now available. Requires UA login to access.

Wednesday, July 20 - Benjamin Shier (Resume PDF - requires UA login)
Mr. Shier currently serves as Chief Information Officer at UAA, and has previous experience with the Alaska State Office of Information Technology and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. 
Thursday, July 21 - William Anker (Resume PDF - requires UA login)
Mr. Anker currently owns and operates a consulting firm specializing in IT strategy and implementation. He previously served as Chief Information Officer for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. 

Monday, July 25 – Frank Azuola (Resume PDF - requires UA login)
Mr. Azuola currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Information Technology at the University of Miami. He previously served in IT leadership positions at George Washington University and Temple University.

Wednesday, August 10 - Dawn Stoyanoff  (Resume PDF - requires UA login)
Ms. Stoyanoff is the Senior Practice Director for CampusWorks,
part of the leadership team responsible for establishing and growing a line of business within the Higher Education and Academic Medical Center market. She previously served as Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the land- grant flagship University in Fayetteville, Arkansas and as Executive Director of System Shared Services at the University of Texas System Administration. 

  • Join Zoom, 11 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to provide feedback to President Pitney and the search committee via this Google form: