Nominations and Leadership Development Committee

The Nominations and Leadership Development Committee is a member body charged by the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors with continuously improving and executing the process for nominating candidates to serve as elected directors. The committee also supports the development of potential candidates for governance positions. The committee’s charter and standards of conduct are available here.

The nine committee members are selected from EDUCAUSE institutional members and are appointed by the president and CEO. Selection for membership takes into consideration a member’s depth of experience with and knowledge of EDUCAUSE. Members are appointed to three-year terms. Terms of membership are staggered to facilitate transition and provide for continuity of knowledge and experience. Members of the committee cannot be nominated for the board while on the committee. 

For more information on submitting a board nomination, please visit our nominations page

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Simeon Ananou

VP/CIO
Stony Brook, NY, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2026

Kemal Badur

Chief Technology Officer
Chicago, IL, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2026

Sherri Braxton

Senior Director for Digital Innovation
Brunswick, ME, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2024

Allan Chen

Ex Officio
VP-IT/CTO
Valencia, CA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2024-2024

Eden Dahlstrom

Staff Liaison
Vice President
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

Joe Mancini

Executive Director, IT
Blue Bell, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2026

Robert McDonald

Dean of University Libraries & Professor
Boulder, CO, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2021-2024

Chris Misra

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Amherst, MA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2025

Rhiannon Redding

Staff Liaison
Executive Assistant to the President
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

Carrie Shumaker

Chair
Chief Information and Strategy Officer
Dearborn, MI, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2021-2024

Lisa Stephens

Asst. Dean - UB Engineering, and Sr. Strategist, SUNY Academic Innovation
Albany, NY, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2025

Standish Stewart

Vice President and CIO, ITS
Cleveland, OH, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2021-2024