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ISU Alum and President of EDUCAUSE to Speak at ISU April 21

This news item expired April 21, 2014. It may contain out-of-date information.

Dr. Diana Oblinger is a rare find. First of all, women leaders in the IT world are unusual. Oblinger is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, the preeminent advocacy and professional organization that advances higher education through information technology.

Oblinger has served in high level leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, including VP for Information Resources for the University of North Carolina system, the executive director of higher education for Microsoft, and the IBM Director of the Institute for Academic Technology. She was on the faculty at both Michigan State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she also served as Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

And, best of all, she's a Cyclone at heart. Oblinger holds three degrees from ISU including a doctorate in cytogenics.

Oblinger will deliver a lecture here April 21: "The Beginning of Something Big: IT and the Post-Traditional World." The lecture will examine how new technology capabilities are fueling academic transformation in higher education and accelerating change in the face of the traditionally deliberate academy.

The lecture is part of the Women's Leadership Series and Women in STEM series and is cosponsored by ITS, Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost, Office of the President, Women's Leadership Consortium, and Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB). The lecture will be at 8 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

If you have questions, or for more information, contact Jim Tewetten, Academic Technologies, or visit the Lectures Program website.