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2014 EDUCAUSE Award Recipients

The Leadership Award

Gordon Wishon
Gordon Wishon

Arizona State University

For leadership in constant improvement of higher education and supporting technologies, for visionary advocacy of best practices and leading governance for the management of technology services, for collaboratively sharing his deep understanding of higher education issues, for overall excellent leadership in the profession

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The Community Leadership Award

Joanne Kossuth
Joanne Kossuth

Vice President for Operations and CIO
Olin College of Engineering

For outstanding contributions to the professional development of the higher education IT community, for the impact of her work to information technology in the profession, for her well-established leadership, for making a difference to higher education

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Theresa Rowe
Theresa Rowe

Oakland University

For dedication to serving the higher education IT community, for contributions to the overall content of IT, for excellence in mentoring those aspiring leaders in the profession, for excellence in monitoring the CIO e-mail list, for overall contributions to the profession

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The Rising Star Award

Katie Vale
Katie Vale

Director of Digital Learning
Harvard School of Public Health

For increasing impact to academic IT; for leadership, innovation, and service; for willingness to volunteer her time; for collaborative leadership in establishing valuable programs; for overall contributions to the profession

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Moran Technology Consulting, Silver Partner, is proud to sponsor the recognition of the future IT leaders who will transform the meaning of information technology at our institutions, while also recognizing the strong foundation that our current IT leaders have created for this future.


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, new in 2013, 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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