ITLC Technologist Recognition 

Nominations for 2017 open until September 1

The IU IT Leadership Community (ITLC) has created the first annual information technology awards and recognition program.  The goals of the ITLC Technologist Recognition is to build a sense of community and pride among IT staff, recognize outstanding leaders at all levels, and increase awareness of IT projects and accomplishments.  This year, there will be three award categories focused on rising IT leaders with 5 years or less experience, senior IT leadership with at least 15 years experience, and IT teams.  Awards are open to employees in IT at Indiana University regardless of school or department.

Nominations for each award category will close at midnight on September 1.  Anyone may submit a nomination for another person or his or her team.  Any electronic documentation to support the nomination should be gathered ahead of the nomination process, as the submission form will make available a file upload option for electronic documentation. 

The submission forms are available at:

A selection committee will review all submissions.  They will make their decision on the award winners by September 15.  Notifications to the award winners will be made shortly thereafter.  A formal awards ceremony will take place at the IU Statewide IT Conference dinner on October 20. 

For questions regarding the ITLC Technologist Recognition process or any of the awards, or if you have trouble uploading files, please contact Nathan Byrer ( 

Promise of the Future/Rising IT Leaders

It is important to recognize and highlight future leaders in IT.  A steady stream of future leaders is imperative to a strong, healthy IT organization.  As such, the ITLC would like to recognize our rising IT leaders.   Anyone who has held a PAO, PAU, or PAE IT position at Indiana University for 5 years or less by July 1 is eligible for to be considered for this award.  Ideal candidates must be able to document significant professional accomplishments, be actively involved within the community, and demonstrate leadership qualities in the workplace and/or community. 

Senior IT Leadership

Successful senior IT leaders exhibit strong, positive qualities that both inspire and motivate others.  Eligible candidates must have at least 15 years experience in IT based leadership positions.  The ideal candidate can document leadership in the areas of:

  • Strategic Vision
  • Trust Builder
  • Culture Builder
  • Risk Taker
  • Open Communicator
  • Mentor
  • Inspirational
  • Motivate through Action

IT Leadership Team Collaboration

This award is to recognize high performance by groups of cross-functional teams in support of the transformational projects across IU which furthered the University mission and priorities. This award reflects the complex environment of the university and reinforces the collaboration and partnership necessary to achieve key goals.

  • Cross-functional teams
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Successfully Worked on Transformational Projects in IT
  • Team most exemplify the values of our organization and embody our mission
  • Impacts the university in a significant way
  • Worked across multiple units to achieve results
  • Have developed or adapted simple, effective, processes
  • Clear and agreed-upon roles and responsibilities