Meet the IT Issues Panel

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, Partnerships, Communities and Research, 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, Partnerships, Communities and Research, 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 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

Jon Allen

Associate Vice President CIO & CISO
Waco, TX, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

David Ayersman

Vice President, Information Technology Services
Beaver, WV, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Brian Basgen

CIO
Boston, MA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Tonya Bennett

Director of Educational Technology @PennVet
Philadelphia, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Paul Butler

Director of Information and library services
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Trisha Clay

Chief Information Officer
Jersey City, NJ, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Adrian Ellison

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor and Chief Informatio
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Kristen Eshleman

Vice President of Library & Information Technology
Hartford, CT, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

P.B. Garrett

Consultant
Sarasota, FL, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Maya Georgieva

Senior Director, Innovation Center / XR, AI and Quantum Labs
New York, NY, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Susan Grajek

Ex Officio
Vice President, Partnerships, Communities and Rese
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2011-Present

Jonathan B. Hardy

Deputy CIO
Villanova, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Curt Hillegas

Associate CIO, Research Computing
Princeton, NJ, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Pekka Kahkipuro

Chief Information Officer
Tampere, 09, FINLAND
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Barron Koralesky

Chief Information Officer
Williamstown, MA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Leah Kraus

Chief Information Officer
Durham, NC, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Mac McIntosh

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
University of Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Dr. P Molina

Associate VP and Chief Information Security Office
Philadelphia, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Pegah Parsi

Chief Privacy Officer
La Jolla, CA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Renee Pfeifer-Luckett

Director, Teaching & Learning Technology
Madison, WI, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Sheri Prupis

Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies
Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Ravi Ravishanker

CIO & Associate Provost
Wellesley, MA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Jamie Reeves

Staff Liaison
Director of Community, Product, and Portfolio Management
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

Marin Stanek

Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO
Boulder, CO, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

John Stroud

AVP & Chief Information Officer
New York, NY, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Sue Traxler

Assistant Chancellor for Learning and Information
Menomonie, WI, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Karen Warren

Associate Vice President for Information Technology
Middletown, CT, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2023

Emma Woodcock

CIO
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Committee Member: 2022-2023

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