Advancing DE&I Starts with U

Top of Mind: Advancing DEI Starts with U

On October 22, 2018, I was the first CIO to sign on to EDUCAUSE’s CIO’s Commitment on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I was afforded this privilege because, as many now know, I was instrumental in the Commitment’s creation. Its adoption, however, is truly a credit to my many colleagues and friends who served on EDUCAUSE’s […]

Five Priorities for the Higher Ed CIO’s 2021 Agenda

Top of Mind: Five Priorities for the Higher Ed CIO’s 2021 Agenda

If I were to say one thing about 2020, it would be this: Thank goodness that it’s almost over. Despite the many difficult challenges of the year, however, one really important shift occurred in higher education. Institutions realized, perhaps for the first time, the importance and value of technology in their environments. When the whole […]

From AI to DEI: Top Takeaways from ASU+GSV

Top of Mind: ASU+GSV Virtual Summit

If you haven’t attended the ASU+GSV Summit before, it is an experience not to be missed. A joint endeavor between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) Ventures, its “high tech meets education industry” focus brings thousands of innovative educators and EdTech entrepreneurs together each year to talk about “society’s greatest challenge: ensuring […]

From Pivot-Ready to Resilient: Creating Flexible Workplaces for the Future

Top of Mind: Creating Flexible Workplaces for the Future

Fall has always been a magical time on college campuses. Energy and anticipation are in the air as new students arrive on campus for the first time and seniors return for their final year. After a quiet summer, colleges and universities are once again packed with people and alive with activity. The excitement is palpable, […]