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2015 EDUCAUSE Award Recipients

The Leadership Award

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James Hilton

Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

For visionary leadership in large-scale digital preservation initiatives; for being a leading voice in the national dialogue regarding the intersection of technology, scholarly information, and research; for bringing a persuasive and unwavering spirit of collaboration and innovation to the challenges facing higher education

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The Community Leadership Award

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Beth Schaefer

Director of Client Services
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

For mentorship, engagement, and encouragement of others in the profession; for exemplary practices and innovation in technology-enabled client services; for advancing professional development and technical training opportunities within the higher education community; for leadership and outreach in highlighting and promoting the role of women in the IT profession

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The Rising Star Award

Brandon Bernier
Brandon Bernier

Director of User Services
University of Wisconsin–Madison

For the development of innovative service models; for collaborative leadership in establishing professional development opportunities; for cultivating effective teams and partnerships to advance technology and impact in higher education

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Thank you to

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Moran Technology Consulting, Gold Partner, is proud to sponsor the recognition of visionary leaders who are transforming the strategic role of information technology in higher education.


About EDUCAUSE Awards

The EDUCAUSE Awards Program, under the guidance of the Recognition Committee, brings peer endorsement and distinction to professional accomplishments in higher education IT.

The Leadership Award is our highest recognition and honors exemplary leaders whose work has had significant positive impact on advancing the theory and practice of information technology in higher education.

The Community Leadership Award recognizes members for their roles as community leaders and active volunteers in professional service to the broader higher education information technology community.

The Rising Star Award recognizes rising leaders in higher education information technology whose records reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession and increased levels of leadership and responsibility.


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Paul Evan Peters Award

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