Two ITS staff members receive national appointments with EDUCAUSE

EDUCAUSE, the nation’s leading association for advancing higher education through information technology, selected two staff members within the Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) at Case Western Reserve to fill national appointments.

John Landers, manager of the ITS Project Management Office and interim service delivery manager, was selected among his peers to serve on the EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel during 2016. The panel is comprised of chief information officers, senior IT and library leaders and faculty members from across the United States.

Panel members are responsible for meeting quarterly to identify and discuss the issues they believe currently impact or will impact higher education IT practice. Then, they must agree on which seem most important. The resulting list is transformed into the annual EDUCUASE Top Ten IT Issues List.

“The Top Ten IT Issues List has become a trusted source of information for decision-makers and strategists,” Landers said. “I look forward to representing Case Western Reserve in this forum and working with my colleagues from other institutions to shape the list.”

For a complete roster of IT Issues Panel participants, visit the panel’s web page. The 2016 IT Issues List is available on the EDUCAUSE website.

Second, Greg Stewart, project analyst in the ITS Project Management Office, was selected to be an alternate for the first class of the EDUCUASE Young Professionals Advisory Council. The council is a new advisory group comprised of younger professionals and emerging leaders in the EDUCAUSE community.

The council will advise John O’Brien, president and chief executive officer of EDUCAUSE, in ways to strengthen the organization’s focus on new leaders. The group will pay special attention to demographics that generally are underrepresented in EDUCUASE volunteer leadership.

To be eligible for selection, prospective participants had to complete an application process during the holiday season. Multiple factors, including geographic diversity, were used to determine the final membership roster. O’Brien and the EDUCAUSE executive team selected Stewart to be one of three alternates, who will be called to participate should any of the council members be unable to fulfill their duties.

“Being nominated as an alternate for the EDUCAUSE Young Professionals Advisory Council is an honor,” Stewart said. “I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to leverage my experience at Case Western Reserve to shape the future of IT throughout higher education.”

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