John Lympany began his tenure as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Fairmont State in August 2014. John previously served as Chief Information Officer at Berea College, as Executive Director for IT at St. Bonaventure University, and as Associate Vice President for IT at Spalding University. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Systems and Procedures at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he oversaw a unique team of technical staff and work flow specialists engaged in process improvement activities across academic and administrative services.
John earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Spalding University with a research emphasis in instructional technology and blended learning. He maintains a blog at johnlympany.com that covers current topics involving technology and learning in higher education. John also earned his M.Ed. in Education Administration with a research emphasis in enrollment management at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a B.S. in Accounting with additional course work in management information systems at the Pennsylvania State University.
John served in various capacities on strategic planning and institutional assessment committees, co-authored an institutional assessment plan, oversaw institutional benchmarking and peer review, led research on the scholarship of teaching and learning and collaborated with faculty engaged in blended learning among other activities.
John’s son, Michael, attends Fairmont State and is pursuing various educational interests.