HighEdWeb Announces New Board Members

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb) is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors:

Photo of HighEdWeb Board member Jesse LaveryJesse Lavery
Director of Web Communications, Allegheny College
Jesse Lavery is director of web communications at Allegheny College, a national liberal arts college of 2,100 students in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Lavery’s office is responsible for the design, development, and content strategy of the Allegheny family of websites. He also chairs a cross-divisional social media team to manage the institution’s social media efforts. In addition, Lavery has served in a number of campus-wide leadership roles including current service on the campaign cabinet, admissions senior staff, communications leadership team and bicentennial committee.

Lavery is a five-time HighEdWeb conference presenter and has served on a regional conference committee in 2013.

Photo of HighEdWeb Board member Kerri HicksKerri Hicks
Web Manager, Brown University Library
A higher education web professional since 1996, Kerri Hicks is the web manager at the Brown University Library, where she leads a team responsible for web content and technical web management. She holds a master’s of library and information science from the University of Rhode Island, where she was the manager of web communications for six years, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Colby College. Before becoming a manager, Hicks was a web programmer, accessibility consultant and journalist.

Hicks has been a presenter at the HighEdWeb annual conference and has served on the planning committee for the organization’s New England regional conferences in 2013 and 2014.

Photo of HighEdWeb Board member Glenn E. Donaldson Jr. Glenn E. Donaldson Jr.
Director of Application Architecture, The Ohio State University
Glenn E. Donaldson Jr. has 22+ years in technology/higher education, and he has been with The Ohio State University since 1994. As director, application architecture at OSU he is responsible for the establishment and adherence to the architectural practices and principles, specialty application, in the office of the chief information officer. He also serves as a leader of application architecture functions across the University, and he and his team provide leadership for integration/service-oriented architecture solutions, practices and processes. Donaldson has a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, an MBA and several industry certifications including TOGAF and ITIL.

Donaldson has served as a WebDevShare and HighEdWeb track chair/program committee member since 2002, served as a founding member of the HighEdWeb Crowd Source Summit, and he has remained actively involved in other aspects of HighEdWeb.

About the HighEdWeb Board of Directors
The HighEdWeb Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, working to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round.

Questions? Comments? Contact HighEdWeb President Colleen Brennan-Barry at president@highedweb.org.

Nominate the Next HighEdWeb Board of Directors Member

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, working to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round.

There are several open Director spots, due to growth and natural term expiration, and so HighEdWeb is now inviting nominations.

As a Board member, one enjoys a role in shaping the future of our profession, and the opportunity to steer the vision for the Association as a representative of the membership. As well, one earns the recognition of a leadership position in a highly-regarded, internationally-acknowledged professional body.

Board Member Criteria

Our selection of new Board members is based on evaluation of the following criteria. Please know that we are looking for “best-fit” candidates: we will evaluate nominees based on their overall strengths, understanding that no one nominee may perfectly meet all of the below.

A nominee must:

  • Be an active member of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association in the Professional or Honorary Member categories, or be willing and eligible to become an active member before the time of their appointment.
  • Be currently employed in a Web-related field at a higher education institution.
  • Have volunteer experience with HighEdWeb (as a presenter, committee member, etc.).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of established Web standards, best practices and tools.
  • Look to take a leadership role in both HighEdWeb and in the Web profession as a whole.

Preferred: Have previous committee, board or advisory council experience.

Nomination Process

You may nominate yourself and supply us with the required information, or you may nominate someone else and we will contact them for their acceptance of the nomination and further details. An independent committee will review and make recommendations based on submitted nominations. Nominations will close on June 26, 2015, with notifications happening no later than August, 2015.

Nominate yourself or someone else now!

Many thanks for your interest in the Higher Education Web Professionals Association. We are proud, as always, to strive to advance Web professionals, technologies and standards in higher education, and to be members of a strong community — as always, the Association by and for higher ed Web professionals.
Questions? Contact HighEdWeb President Colleen Brennan-Barry at president@highedweb.org or Board Nominations Chair Jennifer Shurkus at jshurkus@providence.edu.

HighEdWeb Welcomes Wojciechowski to Board of Directors

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association is pleased to welcome the newest member of the HighEdWeb Board of Directors:

Photo of new Board of Directors member Tom WojciechowskiTom Wojciechowski
Director of Web Communications, Daemen College
Since 2007 Tom Wojciechowski has worked at Daemen College, where he is responsible for the strategic, creative and technical direction of the college’s website. He has 16 years of professional Web experience, including positions at Freddie Mac and HealthNow New York Inc. He has an M.S. in executive leadership and change from Daemen College, and a B.F.A. in digital arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Tom has served on several HighEdWeb committees, including the HighEdWeb Annual Conference committee as 2013 Conference vice chair, registration co-manager, and HighEdWeb 2015 chair.

The HighEdWeb Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, working to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round.

Questions? Comments? Contact HighEdWeb President Colleen Brennan-Barry at president@highedweb.org.

HighEdWeb Treasurer Transition

In 2014-2015 HighEdWeb’s officers have been Colleen Brennan-Barry (president), Sven Aas (vice president), Patti Fantaske (secretary) and Dale Grady (treasurer). We share with you the news that Dale Grady has completed his term as HighEdWeb treasurer and, as of April 17, HighEdWeb Board of Directors member Sara Clark has taken on the treasurer role. We’d like to thank Dale for all of the work and skill he has brought to the position during his treasurer tenure; we look forward to continuing to work with Dale in his role as a member of the Board and we welcome Sara to the executive team.

Questions? Contact Colleen Brennan-Barry at president@highedweb.org.

HighEdWeb appoints new President, Executive Committee

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb) is pleased to announce its new 2014-15 Executive Committee:

President Colleen Brennan-Barry

Colleen Brennan-Barry (Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y.) is immediate past vice president of HighEdWeb and has served the Association in a variety of roles, including marketing and community relations chair, member of the Annual Conference committee, and HighEdWeb Rochester Regional Conference chairperson. Colleen has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009.

Vice President Sven Aas

Sven Aas (Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.) has served on the HighEdWeb Board of Directors since 2013. Sven has been an active member of the Annual Conference program committee, has acted as chairperson of the HighEdWeb New England Regional Conference, and serves as co-chair of the HighEdWeb technical committee.

Secretary Patti Fantaske

Patti Fantaske (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Penn.) joined the Board of Directors in 2010. Patti has held a variety of roles on the Annual Conference committee including on-site registration coordinator, and serves on the HighEdWeb membership committee.

Treasurer Dale Grady

Dale Grady (Rochester, N.Y.) is a founding member of HighEdWeb.  Dale has been a member of the Annual Conference committee, a conference presenter, has spearheaded a number of key HighEdWeb initiatives, and is a past president of the Association.

 

Immediate Past President Michael Hostad (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) will continue as a member of the Board of Directors in the role of president emeritus.

 

The Executive Committee is selected from the HighEdWeb Board of Directors, the governing body of the Association. The Board works to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round. Currently the Board is engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process for HighEdWeb and all of its properties. The HighEdWeb Board of Directors:

  • Colleen Brennan-Barry, president
  • Sven Aas, vice president
  • Patti Fantaske, secretary
  • Dale Grady, treasurer
  • Michael Hostad, president emeritus
  • Sara Clark (Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.)
  • Seth Meranda (Concordia University, Seward, Neb.)
  • Tonya Oaks Smith (Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark.)

HighEdWeb anticipates a call for new directors to join the Board to take place this Fall 2014.

 

Your Input Needed: #heweb13 & Volunteering

HighEdWeb 2013

Did you attend #heweb13? Your conference feedback is important. We use your evaluations to adjust everything from food choices to programming to swag and more. Let us know how we can keep making HighEdWeb the best possible professional development experience it can be — fill out the conference evaluation by October 31: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQH7C7R

Volunteering

As you know, HighEdWeb is very proud to be the organization created by and for higher education Web professionals.  We exist because of the work, energy and talents of our volunteers; it’s important for us to know how you have been and want to be involved with HighEdWeb, in what areas you’d be most interested in volunteering your skills, and how we can make that volunteer experience the best it can possibly be.Complete our brief HighEdWeb Volunteer Survey by Friday, November 1: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFVZSHR

Note that this does NOT commit you to volunteering at this time. All we ask is that you share your thoughts to help us better assess current HighEdWeb volunteer involvement, and to build opportunities and recognition in ways that mean the most to you, our members and friends.

Call for Board Nominations

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association is inviting nominations for new members of the HighEdWeb Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, working to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round.

As a Board member, one enjoys a role in shaping the future of our profession, and the opportunity to steer the vision for the Association as a representative of the membership. As well, one earns the recognition of a leadership position in a highly-regarded, internationally-acknowledged professional body.

Board Member Criteria
Our criteria for selecting new Board members is based on evaluation of the following. Please know that we are looking for “best-fit” candidates: we will evaluate nominees based on their overall strengths, understanding that no one nominee may perfectly meet all of the below.

A nominee must:

  • Be an active member of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, or are willing and eligible to become an active member.
  • Be currently employed in a Web-related field at a higher education institution.
  • Have volunteer experience with HighEdWeb (as a presenter, committee member, etc.).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of established Web standards, best practices and tools.
  • Look to take a leadership role in both HighEdWeb and in the Web profession as a whole.

Preferred: Has previous committee experience, particularly that of serving on a governing body such as a Board of Directors or Advisory Council.

Nomination Process
You may nominate yourself and supply us with the required information, or you may nominate someone else and we will contact them for their acceptance of the nomination and further details.  Nominations will close on January 1, 2013.

Many thanks for your interest in the Higher Education Web Professionals Association. We are proud, as always, to strive to advance Web professionals, technologies and standards in higher education, and to be members of a strong community — as always, the Association by and for higher ed Web professionals.