Awards Program

The EDUCAUSE Awards Program honors individuals who have
influenced the profession or show promise for future contributions.

About EDUCAUSE Awards

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 Rising Star Award recognizes rising leaders in higher education information technology whose records reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession and increased levels of leadership and responsibility.

2017 EDUCAUSE Award Recipients

Leadership Award

Susan Metros

Susan Metros

Founder and Principal, Metros Consulting, and Retired Deputy CIO/Associate Vice Provost for Technology-Enhanced Learning, University of Southern California

For extraordinary effectiveness and influence in both the theory and practice of information and educational technology in higher education; for groundbreaking leadership in the transformation of technology-enabled learning; for cultivating and inspiring a vision of continuous improvement and impact in higher education and the IT profession

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Community Leadership Award

Mark Bruhn

Mark Bruhn

Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance, Indiana University

For meritorious leadership and advocacy in higher education security and policy practices at the campus, state, and national levels; for leading the development of a national center for information sharing and analysis of higher education security issues; for mentorship and community-building within the security sector in service to higher education

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The Rising Star Award

Liv Gjestvang

Liv Gjestvang

Associate Vice President, Learning Technology, Office of Distance Education and eLearning, The Ohio State University

For exemplary achievement implementing digital technologies in support of the teaching and learning process; for commitment to growing the profession and promoting issues of diversity and inclusion; for cultivating an environment of collaboration, motivation, and collective success

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Nominate a Colleague

Honor those individuals who have influenced the profession or show promise for future contributions.

The call for 2018 nominations will be open December 2017 – February 2018.

Thank You to

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GOLD Partner

Moran Technology Consulting, Gold Partner, is proud to sponsor the recognition of visionary leaders who are addressing today's realities and transforming the strategic role of information technology across higher education.