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)

Joel Cooper

CIO
Swarthmore, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2018-2021

Ed Evans

Senior Associate Vice President for IT & CIO
Corpus Christi, TX, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2023

Jonathan B. Hardy

Chair
Deputy CIO
Villanova, PA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2018-2021

Candace Jones

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

Barron Koralesky

Chief Information Officer
Williamstown, MA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2019-2022

Karen Mateer

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

Nicole McWhirter

Staff Liaison
Chief Planning Officer
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

Anastasia Morrone

Dean
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Committee Member: 2019-2022

Beth Schaefer

Chief Operating Officer
Milwaukee, WI, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2020-2023

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