Unmanned aircraft systems offer numerous possibilities in the academic environment, from creating programs aimed at UAS design and construction to finding ways to use them in traditional research across academic disciplines.
Seasoned C-level executive with over two decade’s experience in state-supported and private higher education institutions. Responsible for large-scale business transformation efforts through on-time, on-budget ERP implementations (Oracle PeopleSoft, Ellucian Banner), driving increased revenue, and improved student outcomes through improved use of data and analytics. Expert practitioner in developing improved information security programs for large, geographically distributed enterprises with 50,000+ users, virtually eliminating data disclosures. Well-regarded for leading IT turnarounds, increasing IT’s reputation as a trusted and respected partner in the pursuit of strategic goals. Noted author with over a dozen publications in the field.
Tim Chester is vice president for information technology at the University of Georgia.
Diana Oblinger's most enduring legacy will be the profound effect and influence that she has had on the lives of higher education IT professionals.