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Nickolas Backscheider (Auburn University)

Nickolas Backscheider
Associate Executive Director OIT

Auburn University, Alabama

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Nick Backscheider is the Associate Executive Director for the Office of Information Technology at Auburn University. He works with the folks who are responsible for the Student Information System, Identity Management, Security, and Instructional Technology. He also gets to work on a wide variety of University projects, some IT, some not, and with many interesting and helpful people. The work is interesting and fun and (what is really the same thing) challenging. He is fortunate.

EDUCAUSE, and especially ECAR, have given Nick the chance to meet and learn from experts from all over the country.

A long time ago Nick received an STB from Yale University Divinity School, a PhD in mathematics from Purdue University and an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. (He'd go back to school if he could.) He has been teaching for 40 years, and still teaches a course every term. Nick can't lead faculty in instructional technology without being in the trenches.

The rest of his life revolves around his spouse of more than 45 years, his grandchildren, his woodworking shop, his morning walks with Smokey the collie, and his books.

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