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ERIC Number: EJ1017321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Mentoring, Self-Awareness, and Collaboration. The 2012 EDUCAUSE Award Winners
Blythe, Earving L.; Swartz, David; Woo, Melissa
EDUCAUSE Review, v48 n1 p36-38, 40, 42-46 Jan-Feb 2013
The EDUCAUSE Awards Program, under the guidance of the EDUCAUSE Recognition Committee, has announced the three 2012 winners who are recognized for their peer endorsement and distinction to professional accomplishments in higher education information technology. Winner Melissa Woo is recognized as a strong leader and one who is expected to achieve continued success at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). Woo led the promotion of a central, core research cyber-infrastructure service without identified funding or widespread research faculty support. She chartered and staffed a faculty/staff committee, led by a respected faculty researcher, to identify related campus issues. The result was a series of far-reaching recommendations made to the executive leadership to improve the campus research cyber-infrastructure. Winner David G. Swartz is recognized for his dedication to demonstrating the value of information technology to fulfill the campus mission and for his overall service to the IT profession. He has transformed the central IT organization at American University into a strategic business partner, enabling the effective and efficient use of technology by the institution. Incorporating fresh ideas and knowledge from past experiences, he successfully introduced industry-standard best practices in IT service management, strategic planning, project management, information security, technology operations, and enterprise infrastructure life-cycle planning. Winner Earving L. Blythe is one of the foremost leaders in higher education information technology, influencing change and new directions in the application of networking technology in higher education. Blythe has repeatedly demonstrated a rare combination of brilliant creativity and pragmatic leadership to drive a long series of groundbreaking initiatives at Virginia Tech: network infrastructure and services; the Faculty Development Initiative Program; the Virginia Education and Research Network (VERnet); the renowned Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV); NetworkVirginia (NWV); the client-server migration of Virginia Tech's administrative systems to an enterprise-wide, client-server-based resource; System X high-performance computing; eCorridors; VT Technology Services and Operations--and more. His track record of achievement and his clear dedication to service at Virginia Tech have supported his continued leadership at the university over many decades, resulting in profound benefits to the university, to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and to the IT profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Virginia; Wisconsin
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