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2013 EDUCAUSE Award Recipients

The Leadership Award

Brad Wheeler PortraitBrad Wheeler

For vision in academic models of collaboration; changing the economics of IT in higher education; leadership in advancing best models of open source, research infrastructure, and strategic planning; innovative leveraging of university-wide resources, e-texts initiatives, and virtualization; and outstanding overall leadership in the profession.

Vice President for IT, CIO, and Professor of Business, Indiana University

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The Rising Star Award

Barron Koralesky PortraitBarron Koralesky

For modeling exemplary collaborative partnerships within his own institution and beyond, demonstrating how IT is a strong, contributing member of institutional strategy, and modeling an excellent example of a rising star in higher education IT.

Associate Director of Information Technology Services, Macalester College

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The Community Leadership Award

Bill Hogue PortraitBill Hogue

For advancing best practices in IT professional development; mentoring future leaders; developments in academic computing and networking, strategic planning, information security, and technology operations; and extraordinary leadership to the IT higher education community.

Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, University of South Carolina

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Jennifer Sparrow PortraitJennifer Sparrow

For demonstrating excellence in faculty support, collaborative leadership in the institution, and a promising future in higher education IT.

Senior Director of Networked Knowledge Ventures and Emerging Technologies, Virginia Tech

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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 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 a rising leader in higher education information technology whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession and increased levels of leadership and responsibility.


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