Main Nav

About the IT Issues Panel

The EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel includes individuals from EDUCAUSE member institutions to provide quick feedback to EDUCAUSE on current issues, problems, and proposals across higher education IT. Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE vice president of data, research, and analytics, coordinates the group's activities and reports. Panel members serve for one year with staggered terms.

Panel members are selected by EDUCAUSE to reflect the composition of its membership, and include CIOs, other senior IT and library leaders, and faculty. The group may occasionally include others with useful perspectives, such as leaders from other associations or non-IT higher education leaders. Membership is by invitation only; discussions are private except for the reports mentioned below, and individual members’ contributions are kept confidential.

Panel Responsibilities and Process

Members of the Issues Panel have two principal responsibilities:

Once each quarter, the EDUCAUSE Vice President of Data, Research, and Analytics convenes the Issues Panel for approximately two hours. In advance of each quarterly session, EDUCAUSE asks Issues Panel members to identify the issues they believe are most important in higher-education IT practice at that point, emergent or otherwise significant. During the meeting, Issues Panel members and participating EDUCAUSE leaders discuss the issues members have listed, and agree on which seem most important. The resulting list then becomes the basis for developing the yearly Top Ten IT Issues list. Based on the quarterly discussions, EDUCAUSE may also commission papers or reports, organize online webinars, conduct case studies, undertake research, or solicit relevant sessions for EDUCAUSE conferences and events.

From time to time – no more frequently than monthly – EDUCAUSE asks Issues Panel members to respond to specific questions. Sometimes these questions are about topics that have arisen during events or in online discussions; the goal is a quick read on how widespread or important those topics are. Sometimes the questions are about actions EDUCAUSE might take or changes it might make to existing programs. Issues Panel members agree to respond to such questions quickly, generally within 48 hours.

Meet The IT Issues Panel

Michael Bourque
Vice President, Information Technology Services
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Jonathan Brennan
Chief Information Officer
Delhi, New York
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Karin Camihort
Dean of Online Programs & Academic Initiatives
Holyoke, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Keelan Cleary
Director of Infrastructure and Enterprise Services
Marylhurst, Oregon
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Lisa M. Davis
VP and Chief Information Officer
Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Andrea Deau
Information Technology Director
Madison, Wisconsin
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Christopher Falldine
Associate VP / CIO
Emporia, Kansas
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Patrick J. Feehan
Director, IT Policy and Cybersecurity Compliance
Rockville, Maryland
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Dwight Fischer
AVP-CIO
Halifax, Nova Scotia
CANADA
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Craig A. Fowler
Chief Information Officer
Cullowhee, North Carolina
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016

Susan Grajek (Ex Officio)

Susan Grajek
Vice President, Data, Research, and Analytics
1150 18th Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES
(202) 331-5350
Committee Term: 2011

Joanna Lyn Grama (Staff Liaison)

Joanna Lyn Grama
Director of DRA Operations, IT GRC and Cybersecurity Programs
3335 Crawford St.
West Lafayette, Indiana
UNITED STATES
(720) 406-6769
Committee Term: 2012 - 2015
Darcy A. Janzen
E-Learning Support Manager
Tacoma, Washington
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Jim Jones
Director, IT Operations
Spokane, Washington
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Brad Judy
Director of Security, UIS
Denver, Colorado
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Kirk Kelly
Associate Vice President and CIO
Portland, Oregon
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Deborah Keyek-Franssen
AVP Digital Education and Engagement
Denver, Colorado
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
John C. Meerts
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Middletown, Connecticut
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Jo Meyertons
Director, Educational Technology
McMinnville, Oregon
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Kevin Morooney
Vice Provost for Information Technology/CIO
University Park, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
Celeste M. Schwartz
VP for Information Technology & College Services
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2014 - 2015
William R. Senter
Chief Technology Officer
Seguin, Texas
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
David Starrett
Dean, Academic Information Services
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Gordon Wishon
Chief Information Officer
Tempe, Arizona
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016

Catherine Yang (Staff Liaison)

Catherine Yang
Senior Director, Content
282 Century Place, Suite 5000
Louisville, Colorado
UNITED STATES
(303) 544-5671
Committee Term: 2011

Committee information is provided as a service for our members. It is not to be used for commercial gain, either by members or nonmembers. EDUCAUSE maintains open access to this information with the understanding that it will not be abused. We appreciate your help in using this information properly so that we don't have to limit its availability. If you have any questions about the use of this information, please contact info@educause.edu.

Close
Close


Annual Conference
September 29–October 2
View Proceedings

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.

Close

Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center


Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management

 

 

Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.

 

Close
EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas

 

 

Join These Programs If Your Focus Is

Close

Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.
 

 

Close

2015 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations


Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.