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

Link Alander

Vice Chancellor / Chief Information Officer
The Woodlands, TX, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Deborah Anderson

Executive Director of Strategic Analytics for Student Success
Indianapolis, IN, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Kirk Anne

Director of Research Computing
Rochester, NY, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Sol Bermann

CISO & Executive Director of Information Assurance
Ann Arbor, MI, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Tim Chester

Vice President for Information Technology
Athens, GA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Geoff Cirullo

Deputy CIO
Turlock, CA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Brian Coats

Associate Vice President, Technology Operations & Planning
Baltimore, MD, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Rebecca Davis

Associate Vice President for Digital Learning
Austin, TX, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Niranjan Davray

Chief Information Officer
Hamilton, NY, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Patrick Feehan

Information Security & Privacy Director
Rockville, MD, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Susan Grajek

Ex Officio
Vice President, Data, Research, and Analytics
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2011-Present

DP Harris

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Loma Linda, CA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom

Vice Provost for IT & Chief Information Officer
Chicago, IL, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Kirk Kelly

Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
Portland, OR, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Melissa Kramer Cresswell

Director of Client Engagement and Planning
Bryn Mawr, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Donna Liss

Chief Information Officer
Kirksville, MO, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Joe Mancini

Executive Director, IT
Blue Bell, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Shannon McCarty

Vice President, Teaching and Learning
La Jolla, CA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Cindy Mitchell

Retired
Orono, ME, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Greg Pitter

Director of Application Services
Portland, OR, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Carrie Rampp

Vice President & CIO
Lancaster, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

Jamie Reeves

Staff Liaison
Senior Product and Portfolio Manager
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

Jay Rozgonyi

Assoc. Vice Provost for Pedagogical Innovation & Effectiveness
Fairfield, CT, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

David Seidl

Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
Oxford, OH, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2021

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