After an initial career as a member of a flight crew in the International Airline industry, Sam Segran joined the Information Technology field in 1985. He has been at Texas Tech University since 1983 and has earned a Bachelor's degree in MIS and an MBA in MIS.
After three years as Deputy Chief Information Officer, he was promoted to the current position of Associate Vice President for Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer for Texas Tech University in April 2003. In this role, he is responsible for all Information Technology operations and management for Texas Tech University. He is trained in a number of fields, and holds current certifications in IT Service Delivery, Security Leadership, and Legal Issues in Information Technology.
He serves on the AT&T College & University Advisory Council; Dell's Higher Education Advisory Council; as an Executive Officer and Board member on the Texas Lonestar Education and Research Network; and is one of nine council members of the Texas Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council which was formed by the Texas Senate Bill 988 during the 82nd legislative session in 2011.
He was also recognized as the 2012 Texas CIO of the Year for the public sector by the Texas CIO Academy and Government Technology.