David Seidl named vice president for information technology at Miami

David Seidl

David Seidl has been named vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Miami University. He will begin his new position Dec. 3.

Seidl is currently senior director of campus technology services at the University of Notre Dame where he has served in that role since 2013. He served as director of information security for Notre Dame from 2010-2013.

He joins Miami with an extensive background in technology services in both public and private institutions, specializing in strategic planning and architecture, enterprise risk management and infrastructure management. He also stresses the importance of communication, education and staff development.

Among areas of responsibility Seidl oversaw were AWS cloud operations, open source and enterprise databases, Banner ERP administration, VMware-based virtualization, enterprise storage.

In addition, he also oversaw Windows, Linux, and Mac OS server and desktop administration, management and support, identity and access management, enterprise and departmental application administration, academic lab computing and lecterns, and a variety of other services and systems.

“I’m a strong believer in IT as a partner and multiplier,” said Seidl. “I’m honored to join the Miami community and look forward to fostering interdisciplinary and innovative work among IT, the academy and the administration. Miami’s belief in Love and Honor tells me that Miami will be a great new home for me.”

Seidl built strong partnerships with campus partners including the registrar, human resources, finance, auxiliary operations, the office of research and other areas to support the success of cloud migration efforts and major enterprise services. He also taught undergraduate networking and security courses at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

Among his accomplishments, he co-led the cloud migration and operationalization of Notre Dame’s datacenter, which moved 80 percent of Notre Dame’s IT services to the cloud while improving flexibility and increasing reliability of the IT infrastructure.

He also created and managed a duty officer process, resulting in increased ownership of operational issues, with a greater than 40 percent reduction in average response time for reported problems and a 50 percent decrease in critical issues over time.

During his tenure, Notre Dame was recognized by ComputerWorld as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT” from 2013-2018. He has written seven books on topics including certification, information security and cyber warfare.

“David Seidl’s experience across the full spectrum of higher education IT infrastructure and management will help Miami University advance our mission and serve our students, faculty and staff,” Miami President Gregory P. Crawford said. “The entire community will benefit from his expertise and leadership, and we are delighted to welcome him to Miami.”

Prior to Notre Dame, Seidl was a lead information security and privacy analyst at Purdue University from 2003-2007.  There he acted as security lead in efforts including universitywide firewall deployment, risk management and incident response.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication technology and a master of liberal studies in information security, both from Eastern Michigan University, and holds multiple certifications in information security.