CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY: Educause Names New President and CEO

Career College Central Summary:

  • Educause has named John O'Brien as its next president and CEO, beginning June 1. O'Brien succeeds Diana Oblinger, who is retiring in May after leading the higher education technology association for 10 years (first as a vice president, then as president).
  • "I am honored to join Educause as president and CEO," said O'Brien in a press release. "Higher education is at a crucial inflection point, and technology will make a significant difference in the years ahead. By convening and advancing the work of its members, the association is uniquely positioned to help the higher education community more fully realize the strategic importance of IT on campus and beyond."
  • O'Brien is currently senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). He previously served as president of North Hennepin Community College (MN), chief academic officer and acting president of Century College (MN), and associate vice chancellor of instructional technology at MnSCU, as well as in faculty roles at Normandale Community College (MN), Augsburg College (MN), the University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas (MN), and Augustana College (IL). O'Brien was also director of the Minnesota "Students First" initiative, a statewide technology project aimed at improving student e-services.

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