Anne Rocco Pacione joined St. John's University in September 2011 as Director of Network and Communication Services. At that time, St. John's was creating a multiyear Technology Strategy Plan. As part of this strategy, Ms. Pacione led the team through several major projects to upgrade and standardize the data network, replace and expand wireless networks, and modernize voice networks, which has positioned the University for future technology growth. Ms. Pacione also had a key role in developing the data security program, as well as providing technology architecture guidance on academic initiatives, including classroom upgrades. Since then, her role has expanded to include oversight of all University Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. She also serves as Chief Information Officer, providing strategic vision and leadership for the IT organization.
Prior to joining St. John's, Ms. Pacione worked in financial services, most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology for a Business Intelligence and Data Analytics consulting company. Throughout her career, Ms. Pacione has gained experience working with all aspects of technology, with a significant focus on IT architecture and security.
Ms. Pacione is a graduate of Villanova University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.