The EDUCAUSE Awards Program, under the guidance of the Recognition Committee, brings peer endorsement and distinction to professional accomplishments in higher education IT.
The Leadership Award is our highest recognition and honors exemplary leaders whose work has had significant positive impact on advancing the theory and practice of information technology in higher education.
The Community Leadership Award recognizes members for their roles as community leaders and active volunteers in professional service to the broader higher education information technology community.
The DEI Leadership Award, new in 2019, recognizes and celebrates exemplary leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community.
The Rising Star Award recognizes higher education information technology rising leaders whose records reflect ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession and increased levels of leadership and responsibility.
Former CIO, California State University
For demonstrating vision and foresight in the use of emerging technologies; for developing innovative strategies and solutions in support of teaching, learning, and research; for encouraging and engaging others in a spirit of strengthening the IT profession
Sue B. Workman
Former Vice President/CIO, Case Western Reserve University
For modeling exemplary strategic leadership and effectiveness in the governance of technology organizations; for cultivating work environments that promote continuous professional growth and success; for being a role model for those who aspire to become future leaders in the IT profession
Community Leadership Award
Lisa A. Stephens
Assistant Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
University at Buffalo
Senior Strategist, Academic Innovation, SUNY
For exhibiting leadership in exemplary cross-institutional innovation and collaboration; for inspiring interest, talent, and energy toward a common effort; for maintaining unwavering commitment to applying the ideals of higher education for bettering individual lives and society as a whole
DEI Leadership Award
Keith W. “Mac” McIntosh
Vice President and CIO, University of Richmond
For displaying exemplary commitment in promoting and advancing DEI efforts within the IT profession; for fostering inclusive partnerships within his own institution and beyond; for leading with intention and catalyzing critical conversations around how DEI strengthens the profession
The Rising Star Award
Product Management Consultant, and Former Associate CIO,
Maricopa County Community Colleges District
For exemplifying vision and insight to achieve operational excellence; for advancing unique and innovative technology solutions with a resoundingly positive impact for the institution and the greater community; for leading the way in cultivating efficient and effective teams