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Overholtzer oversees project management and planning and assists with budgeting, hiring and other duties for the Office of Information Technology at Mary Baldwin University.
He has more than 20 years of experience in IT roles in higher education. He has led a 10-person unit providing IT consulting and desktop support; negotiated major contracts for IT services; designed technology training programs; led IT communication efforts, including websites and social media; designed and implemented a change-management process; and implemented surveys and other tools to help identify strategic goals. He has led local and national projects in digital asset management. A fellow of the Frye Institute in 2007, he has made presentations in numerous settings, including meetings of EDUCAUSE, NITLE, CLAC and ACM-SIGUCCS (Management Symposium). He served as a faculty member in the EDUCAUSE Management Program from 2011-2014, teaching more than 300 participants seeking to develop and hone their management skills. A former journalist and professor of communication and journalism, he has served on the EDUCAUSE Publications Advisory Committee and the EDUCAUSE Quarterly Editorial Committee.
Three consortia representing more than 40 liberal arts institutions joined forces to create and manage a Web-based collection of media for teaching foreign languages and cultures.