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May 1, 2007

Purdue administrator honored as CIO 'One to Watch'

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
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John Campbell, Purdue University's associate vice president for Teaching and Learning Technologies at Information Technology at Purdue, has been chosen as one of CIO magazine's CIO Ones to Watch.

"I am deeply honored to have been nominated and selected for this award," Campbell said.

According to CIO magazine, the award is given to 25 people who are considered to be rising stars in the field of information technology. The award is given annually and will be announced in the magazine's May issue.

Abbie Lundberg, CIO editor in chief, said the award recognizes those who are primed to become the next generation of IT leaders.

"Today's CIOs have pioneered our information-based economy. The leadership requirements for tomorrow's CIO will be even more demanding," Lundberg said. "This award recognizes those who have what it takes to make that leap."

Gerry McCartney, interim vice president for information technology and CIO at Purdue, nominated Campbell for the honor.

"Teaching and learning technologies at Purdue encompass all aspects of information technology," McCartney said. "For example, Purdue was the first university to offer supercomputing resources to undergraduates so they could pursue their own interests. John has been the driving force in what has become the preeminent teaching and learning technology area in the nation."

Campbell said that the award is recognition for the work done by Information Technology at Purdue's (ITaP) teaching and learning area.

"The recognition is not so much of my accomplishments, but of the culmination of the accomplishments made by Teaching and Learning Technologies as well as ITaP," Campbell said. "I am appreciative of all the opportunities that Purdue has provided me over the past 10 years and look forward to the future."

Under Campbell's leadership, the teaching and learning area of ITaP has brought many new technologies to classrooms across the university. Purdue was the first in the nation to have universitywide classroom response devices and the first university to offer podcasting as a centrally supported service for faculty. Purdue has recently become the first university to offer Adobe Connection videoconferencing software to students in addition to faculty and staff.

"The people at Purdue make the institution an exciting place to work," Campbell said. "Our faculty members are proactive in exploring new tools and techniques that may improve teaching and learning. The administration has been very supportive and has enabled my unit to deploy several cutting-edge initiatives to support faculty and students. Talented staff members can make any initiative possible."

Campbell also is currently serving an appointment as a scholar in residence with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative.

The CIO magazine award was presented at a dinner and reception in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Writer: Steve Tally, (765) 494-9809, tally@purdue.edu

Sources: John Campbell, (765) 494-1289, john-campbell@purdue.edu

Gerry McCartney, (765) 496-2270, mccart@purdue.edu

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