Recognition Committee

Members of this committee are charged with maintaining quality standards for the EDUCAUSE awards program and advising the EDUCAUSE president on strategic directions for professional recognition. They establish the nomination and selection process for winners of the Leadership Award, Community Leadership Award, DEI Leadership Award, and Rising Star Award.

Committee members should bring experience from institutions of broadly diverse size, type, and geographic distribution; significant expertise in managing information technology resources on their campuses at a high level; and sufficient background with EDUCAUSE and their wider professional world to bring a solid understanding of quality achievement and knowledge of professional activity. (9 members, 3-year terms)

Tonya Bennett

Director of Educational Technology @PennVet
Philadelphia, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2025

Damian Doyle

Deputy CIO
Baltimore, MD, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2024

Ed Evans

Associate Vice President, Enterprise IT Operations
College Station, TX, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2023

Susan Grajek

Staff Liaison
Vice President, Partnerships, Communities and Research
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

Candace Jones

Associate Vice President / Chief Technology Officer
Pasadena, CA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2023

Anwar Karim

Chief Technology Officer
Rockville, MD, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2024

Karen Mateer

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

Andrew Roderick

Assistant Vice President, Academic Technology
San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2025

Beth Schaefer

Chair
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO
Milwaukee, WI, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2023

Amber Vaill

Associate Dean for Distance and Global Education
Worcester, MA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2025

Tracy Weber

Assistant Vice President, Community IT Experience
Notre Dame, IN, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2024

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