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Greg Jackson receives EDUCAUSE Leadership Award

June 25, 2007

EDUCAUSE, a non-profit association that advances higher education through information technology, has presented its Leadership Award to Greg Jackson, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Chicago.

The Leadership Award is the highest individual honor offered by EDUCASE, which includes 16,500 members at more than 2,100 colleges, universities and educational organizations, and 200 corporations.

The award recognizes leaders whose work has had significant positive impact on the contributions of information technology to higher education. EDUCAUSE cited Jackson “for perceptive, frank analysis of complex issues and strong advocacy for IT in higher education,” and will make a $3,000 donation in his name to  a scholarship or charity of his choice.

“Greg has been a significant and forward-thinking leader over the years,” said EDUCAUSE President Brian Hawkins. “He has also actively participated in the community, energetically and effectively, and has been a thought-provoking contributor to many of our most important national discussions. He is highly deserving of this recognition, singling him out as a key figure in our community.”

Jackson has been a member of the Board of Directors for EDUCAUSE and other national computing infrastructure and higher educational organizations. He was instrumental in creating the Research University CIO Conclave, a forum for research university CIOs, and has been active in several other higher education CIO groups. Jackson also has chaired the National Planning and Policy Council of Internet2, an advanced networking consortium, and has served on higher education advisory boards for Dell, Sun, Apple, Microsoft and Gateway.

Jackson has published and spoken extensively on issues pertaining to higher education and information technology. Earlier this month, he testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology hearings on “The Role of Technology in Reducing Illegal Filesharing: A University Perspective.”

In the publications arena, he has written articles for the Chronicle of Higher Education, edited the “Viewpoints” department of EDUCAUSE Review, was a consulting editor for the Journal of Higher Education and a member of the editorial board for the Harvard Educational Review.

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