Tambellini Technology Leadership Awards

The Tambellini Group is proud to sponsor its sixth annual Technology Leadership Awards to celebrate and honor the remarkable achievement of higher education’s IT leaders and their teams. 


Through these awards, current, future, and past CIOs are reminded of the difference one person’s leadership and commitment can make in advancing technology in higher education.

2021 Leadership Awards Criteria

In a year defined by heroic efforts and rapid innovation on campuses across the country, these awards highlight the individuals and teams who stand out for their exceptional commitment and success in driving impactful technology initiatives in service of their institutional constituents. 

CIO Award

Consistently effective leaders have a rare combination of skills: they strategically drive massive changes while going above and beyond to help and empower their colleagues. The CIO Award recognizes these leaders for their achievements in deploying modern technology across a wide array of areas including administrative systems, teaching and learning, security, data analytics, or systems architecture. 

Technology Team Award

The strength of an effective team depends on tireless dedication and meaningful collaboration from numerous individuals across various functions. Our Innovative Technology Team Award honors an IT team that successfully led a transformative project focused on areas that served students, faculty, and administration in some of the most challenging environments, including remote learning and pedagogy, student success, AI/machine learning, or pandemic protocol. 

History of Tambellini Technology Leadership Awards

The Tambellini 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 CIO in higher education and has devoted his professional and academic studies to CIO attributes and effectiveness in higher education.

2021 Winners

CIO and VP of Information Technology for California Polytechnic State University

Alamo Colleges IT Department

Past Winners

Senior Advisor for George
Mason University

Student Success Initiative

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Smith College

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, The College of New Jersey

Associate Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Oral Roberts University

Chief Information Officer, Saint Xavier University

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