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October, 2020 Educause 2020 Award Winners

Each fall since 2012, Moran Technology Consulting (MTC) has sponsored the EDUCAUSE Awards Program as an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner. This program provides four major awards to exemplary higher education IT leaders who are transforming the strategic role of information technology across higher education while tackling today’s ever-changing realities. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the look and feel of both the program and the conference in 2020, MTC is pleased to join EDUCAUSE in celebrating another outstanding year of nominees and recipients.

MTC would like to extend our congratulations to the 2020 EDUCAUSE Award recipients, each of whom has demonstrated exceptional leadership and accomplishments that model the best of the profession and advance the common good.

These annual awards are a true symbol of achievement in the Higher Education technology leadership field. Community Leadership Award recipient and Vice President for Information Technology and CIO Emeritus of California State University, Northridge Hilary Baker explained in her acceptance speech that the awards can also serve as an inspiration to others. Baker said, “As a young girl, I loved science and followed my dreams to pursue a mathematics degree, which opened the pathway for my IT career. One of my passions has been to help support and encourage other women in information technology. By receiving this award today, I truly hope it inspires other women to follow STEM careers and pursue IT leadership roles in higher education.”

In addition to the awards’ reflection of significant professional accomplishment and inspiration for others, recipients also received complimentary EDUCAUSE registrations for themselves and a guest, financial support towards travel expenses (if applicable), recognition and honors as an award recipient during the annual conference, and an opportunity to present a session during the conference. MTC Senior Partner and CEO Charlie Moran said, “We have sponsored this award every year since 2012 because as a professional services firm focused on serving higher education IT, we have had the privilege of working directly with some of the best leaders in higher education and it’s important to us to see outstanding leadership in the IT space get the same kind of recognition as other areas of the academy. Back when EDUCAUSE announced this sponsorship opportunity we knew immediately it was the perfect fit for our firm since it gave us a chance to be part of supporting and acknowledging those great IT leaders. We’ve enjoyed being the sponsor and getting to know each year’s award winners ever since.”

Of this year’s awards, MTC Partner and COO Paul Giebel said, “Due to COVID, we didn’t get to meet the recipients in person, but we had a chance to connect with them and share our congratulations over Zoom, and it’s clear this year’s recipients continue the outstanding track record of past award winners. We’ll look forward to connecting with them in person at future EDUCAUSE events and to continuing our firm’s tradition of sponsoring this important program.”

To learn more about Moran Technology Consulting, including who we are, the higher education IT services we provide, and our partnership-based approach to working with clients, please visit our website: or contact us at

May 1, 2017 – Moran Technology Consulting at Educause 2017

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Moran Technology Consulting is a Gold Partner of Educause and will once again be exhibiting during the annual conference 2017 in Philadelphia, PA October 31 – November 3. Hope you can visit us at our booth! MTC is also proud to once again sponsor the Educause Awards Program which will be presented during the annual conference.

February 27, 2017 – Joe LeCluyse joins Moran Technology Consulting

Joe joins us as one of the pioneers of Higher Education IT consulting. Coming with 24+ years of consulting experience at Collegiate Project Services, Exeter Group, Oracle, RSmart, and USA Group/TRG. He arrived at consulting after 17 years of student services work at several institutions. In addition to serving as a Sr. Consultant at Moran Technology consulting, he will continue his work with Complete College America and his life-long participation with Educause and AACRAO.

May 16, 2016 – Chris Mercer joins Moran Technology Consulting

Chris joins us to start up a new Project Management practice. Previously at Ciber Consulting, Chris has led a long list of projects inside and outside Higher Education over the years. Additionally, he has mentored many new project managers to improve their skills and success. Chris will lead our efforts to grow our project management business, serving in the role of a client’s internal project manager: He’ll manage our client’s internal teams and the external consulting firms that are supporting package implementation at the client.

February 9, 2016 – Annie McDonald joins Moran Technology Consulting

Annie joins the Management Consulting practice from CIBER Consulting where she helped sell and deliver implementation services. Annie also had an extensive career at the Nevada System of Higher Education.

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