FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2016

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Molly Maley-Gaik

Irvington, VA – The Tambellini Group is pleased to announce that the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Dr. Wayne Brown Ed Tech Leader Award is Molly Maley-Gaik, CIO from Saint Xavier University in Illinois.

The Dr. Wayne Brown Ed Tech Leader Award, independent of any vendor sponsorship, promotes the idea of true peer recognition within the industry.   This  award for the higher education community allows for information technology professionals to recognize their peers and colleagues. The award honors those who demonstrate effective leadership, innovation and true creativity when it comes to planning and deploying modern technology. It also focuses on technology leaders who go above and beyond to help their peers, and those who offer positive and compelling contributions to the higher education community. The candidates are nominated by their peers and colleagues, and they get to select the final winner of the award.

Hundreds of votes came in from the higher education IT community. From these, Ms. Gaik was selected by her peers for her strategic leadership and her proven initiative which focuses on improving the student experience to support student success across the campus by increasing operational efficiency through a collaborative effort.

The Tambellini group wishes to congratulate Ms. Gaik and all of the nominees and semi-finalists, including Raechelle Clemmons, VP and CIO at St. Norbert College and Justin Sipher, VP of Libraries and Information Technology at St. Lawrence University. The Tambellini group also wishes to thank the higher education community for taking the time to recognize and honor their peers.

While there are many awards available for information technology professionals, the Dr. Wayne Brown Ed Tech Leader Award has been created specifically for the higher education community. This award offers the opportunity for higher education to honor their own without any vendor sponsorship, while serving as a reminder regarding the importance that an IT leader’s role has when it comes to student success and advancements in higher education.

For more information about the Dr. Wayne Brown Ed Tech Leader Award please visit http://goo.gl/op1RNw.

About The Tambellini Group

The Tambellini Group, LLC, is the world’s leading market research and advisory firm for higher education executives, organizations and investment firms who are interested in higher education market research, vendor contract negotiations and unbiased market research and analysis. All performed research is self-funded and is never sponsored by a vendor. TTG delivers detailed quantitative and qualitative technology research, insight and analysis specifically for education, enabling institutions to make informed decisions based on the data. The executive level skills and services provided by TTG include strategic advice for executives, market research, contract negotiations with administrative systems, technology vendors and service providers, and published thought leadership on business and technology issues. To learn more about The Tambellini Group, please visit http://www.thetambellinigroup.com.

About Peertelligent

Peertelligent is a data service site powered by The Tambellini Group that delivers objective data and unbiased research to higher education institutions in order to reduce the business risks of technology procurements. The site is exclusive to higher education – no vendors allowed. Services of the site include; access to the technology selections of over 5,400 institutions in the United States, independent vendor reviews, product reviews and ratings from validated higher education users, an RFP library, research reports on the top SIS/ERP vendors and more.  For more information about Peertelligent, please  visit http://peertelligent.com.

Contact: Lauren Hart Piper
lauren.piper@thetambellinigroup.com