Four new members join EDUCAUSE board

Higher education and technology association EDUCAUSE recently announced that four community leaders will serve as the group's newest board members, with their terms beginning this month.

EDUCAUSE's new board members include Texas Woman's University CIO and vice president for technology Raechelle Clemmons and DePauw University CIO Carol Smith, who were elected by EDUCAUSE membership to serve four-year terms.  

New EDUCAUSE directors-at-large include University of Florida vice president and chief information officer Elias Eldayrie and chief learning and innovation officer for the American Council on Education (ACE) Louis Soares, who were both appointed by the EDUCAUSE board.  

Eldayrie will serve a four-year term, and Soares will serve a one-year term to complete the unfinished term of a current board member, according to EDUCAUSE.

“We are delighted to welcome Raechelle, Carol, Elias, and Louis to the EDUCAUSE board,” EDUCAUSE President and CEO John O'Brien said in a statement. “They are recognized leaders in our community and have contributed to our community in many roles. I know they will bring great expertise and energy to their board service.

"This is also an opportunity for us to acknowledge the remarkable board members who are completing their board terms, including board chair Jack Suess, Treasurer Kay Rhodes, Reggie Henry, and Ron Kraemer—wonderful EDUCAUSE colleagues and collaborators."  

EDUCAUSE, established in 1998, has more than 85,000 members around the globe. They seek to support leaders, managers and those in technology and IT roles in higher education working to anticipate and adapt to the dynamically changing field.

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