EDUCAUSE has granted its highest honor — the Leadership Award for individual achievement — to Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology, CIO and Kelley School of Business professor. EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association for IT leaders and professionals in higher education.
The annual EDUCAUSE awards recognize exceptional leadership in individual and institutional accomplishments. EDUCAUSE will honor Wheeler at the association’s annual conference Oct. 15 to 18 in Anaheim, Calif. As the Leadership Award recipient, Wheeler has directed the $3,000 award to the IU Scholarship Fund.
Over the past 10 years, Wheeler has established IU as a leader in multi-institution collaborations. He is a co-founder of the Sakai Project, the Kuali Foundation, the HathiTrust, the Digital Preservation Network and Net+ Services at Internet2. Each of these has refined effective models for institutions and commercial firms to collaborate in new ways that address both the economic and innovation challenges of colleges and universities.