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Leading Change Institute 2019 Participants Named

Arlington, VA, April 11, 2019—Thirty-eight individuals have been selected to participate in the 2019 Leading Change Institute (LCI). Jointly sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, LCI is designed for leaders in higher education, including CIOs, librarians, information technology professionals, and administrators, who want to work collaboratively to promote and initiate change on critical issues affecting the academy. These issues include new sources of competition, use of technology to support effective teaching and learning, distance learning, changing modes of scholarly communications, and the qualities necessary for leadership.

Participants will join deans Joanne Kossuth and Elliott Shore along with other thought leaders from the community in discussing approaches to these challenges, including ideas for collaboration, collective creativity, and innovation within and across departments, institutions, and local or regional boundaries; the conceptualization of blended positions and organizations; and the importance of community mentorship and advocacy.

This year, for the first time, two participants—Monika Rhue and Tina Rollins—were awarded full-tuition scholarships to LCI through CLIR’s Digital Library Federation (DLF) fellowships program. The fellowships enable practitioners to participate in conferences that they might not otherwise attend, and seek to foster “cross-pollinators” among professional communities.

The institute will be held June 2–7 in Washington, DC.

Tamika Barnes
Department Head, Perimeter Library Services
Georgia State University

Carla Birckelbaw
Director, Client Services
Illinois State University

Ursula Byrne
Head of Development and Strategic Programmes, UCD Library
University College Dublin (UCD)

Jason A. Clark
Head, Special Collections and Archival Informatics
Montana State University Library

Rick Crain
Assistant CIO, Enterprise Information Systems
University of North Georgia

Andrew Darby
Head, Web & Application Development
University of Miami Libraries

Arturo de los Santos
Associate Director of ITS for Strategy, Planning & Governance
Trinity University

Mark Dehmlow
Director of Library IT
University of Notre Dame

Kim Duckett
Head, Research and Instructional Services
Duke University Libraries

Maria Estorino
Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Wilson Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Andrea Falcone
Associate Director, Education and Public Services
University of Colorado Denver

Peter Groustra
Boston University
Program Director, Project Management Office

Todd Hill
Senior Director, Customer Enterprise Solutions
University of Notre Dame

Brian Hinote
Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Data Analytics & Student Success
Middle Tennessee State University

Cynthia Hudson Vitale
Head, Research Informatics and Publishing
Pennsylvania State University

Tara Hughes
Interim Manager, Administrative Services Center
California State University, Channel Islands

Carol Kiliany
Project Manager
California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Kevin Klawonn
Systems Administrator
Augustana University

Elizabeth Lorang
Associate Dean
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Chris Lucas
Senior Director for Enterprise Service Management
Pennsylvania State University

Emily Lynema
Department Head, Information Technology
NC State University

Harish Maringanti
Associate Dean for IT and Digital Library Services
University of Utah

Matthew Marostica
Associate University Librarian, Public Services and Collection Development
Stanford University

Glenn McGuigan
Library Director and Head Librarian
Penn State Harrisburg

Clare McKenzie
Associate Director, Learning and Engagement
University of Wollongong

Heidi Nance
Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives
Ivy Plus Libraries

Joanne Peca
Chief Information Officer
Penn State Altoona

Jeffrey Penta
Senior Business Analyst
Southern New Hampshire University

Michael Piller
Senior Director, Academic Technology
American University

Rashmi Radhakrishnan
Vice President of Digital Strategy and Infrastructure/CIO
Albright College

Monika Rhue
Director of Library Services and Curation
Johnson C. Smith University

Tina Rollins
Library Director
Hampton University

Jason Roy
Director, Digital Library Services
University of Minnesota Libraries

Greg Skinner
Director of Enterprise Information
Ursinus College

Sara Smith
Client Technology Manager
Western Carolina University

Audrey Williams
Vice President of Information Services and CIO
Pellissippi State Community College

Heather Woods
Associate CIO
Wellesley College

Michelle Ziegmann
Senior Director of Customer Solutions
California College of the Arts

More information on the Leading Change Institute is available at The application period for LCI 2020 will open in October 2019.

CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. It aims to promote forward-looking collaborative solutions that transcend disciplinary, institutional, professional, and geographic boundaries in support of the public good.

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association and the largest community of technology, academic, industry, and campus leaders advancing higher education through the use of information technology.

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