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Calling All Remarkable IT Teams and Leaders: Tambellini Group Seeks Nominations for 7th Annual Technology Leadership Awards

Irvington, Virginia — January 11, 2022Exceptional CIOs and IT teams are invited to share their stories of triumph and creative contributions as nominations open today for the 7th annual Tambellini Technology Leadership Awards.

After nearly two years of rapid change and challenges, technology leaders across the country have made remarkable strides to advance every aspect of their institutional missions and goals, often without much recognition for their efforts.

“More than ever before, the sustainability and future progress of every higher education institution depend on its IT strategy and teams,” said Vicki Tambellini, CEO and President of Tambellini Group. 

“That’s why I created these awards: to celebrate and reward the tireless dedication and exceptional commitment of the CIOs and technology teams that drive their campuses forward by serving their stakeholders and communities.” 

Award Requirements and Deadlines

Nominations for both the CIO Award and Technology Team Award are open to the public today, January 11, and anyone can learn more about evaluation criteria and submit their entries until January 31.

Submissions will be reviewed and chosen by Tambellini Group’s Executive Advisory Council, a group of leading national higher education IT leaders at institutions across the country.

Award winners will be announced on March 17.

Tambellini Technology Leadership Awards History

The Technology Leadership Awards are given in honor of Dr. Wayne Brown, as a tribute to his tremendous impact on CIOs in higher education. Dr. Brown is a longtime chief information officer in higher education and has devoted his professional and academic studies to CIO attributes and effectiveness in higher education.

In 2021, CIO and VP of Information Technology William J. (Bill) Britton won the CIO Award for his impactful work leading a series of ambitious modernization projects at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, including the university’s successful transition to a cloud-based campus data center, and the development of a Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub).

Alamo Colleges District in Texas received the Innovative Technology Team Award for its impressive success in serving low-income students throughout the first year of the pandemic, which improved retention and completion rates for its 70,000 students across five campuses and eight regional centers.

Both institutions earned national media recognition for their awards in University Business and EvoLLLution.

About the Tambellini Group
The Tambellini Group is the leading independent technology research and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. Tambellini Group members benefit from more than 100 unbiased research reports every year that provide insight and analysis on the changing higher ed technology landscape. With over 20,100 global institutions and more than 84,000 technology selections, the Tambellini Group’s proprietary Education Institution Technology Profile Database® is unparalleled in the industry. Founded in 2001, Tambellini Group is a woman-owned business and a certified Great Places to Work® company for 2021–2022.

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