The EDUCAUSE Management Institutes, offered twice a year, are week-long, intensive management-development experiences.
BiographyWillie Pritchard is an adjunct professor in the Business and Computer Science Department at De Anza College. He served as Vice Chancellor of Technology in the Foothill - De Anza Community College District from 2000 to 2006, after serving for five years as Dean of Technology at De Anza College. Previously, he was Assistant Vice Chancellor of Instructional Computing for the Houston Community College System and held similar IT leadership positions at St. Petersburg Junior College, the University of South Florida and Vassar College. Pritchard has been actively involved with EDUCAUSE, having served as a member of the board of directors (2002-2004) and its treasurer for 2004. He was a member of the faculty of the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program from 2003 to 2007. He served on the organization's Annual Conference Program Committee for 2000 and was a founding member of the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning until becoming a board member in 2002. He served on the Nomintations and Elections Committee from 2006 to 2009 and is currently a member of the faculty of the CAUDIT-EDUCAUSE Management Instiutte, held annually in Coolangatta, QLD, Australia. In addition, he has been a member of the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group, the Apple University Executive Forum, and the Pearson Education Advisory Board. In the past Pritchard has served in leadership roles for the New Media Centers (Board Chair), the Seminars on Academic Computing (board member), Syllabus Magazine (Editorial Advisory Board), the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges, and the Educom Educational Uses of Interactive Technology Task Force. He holds a master's degree in education from Antioch University, a bachelor's degree in political science from Duke University, and pursued doctoral studies in education at the University of Florida.
Technology has become one of the most appreciated and most scrutinized investments in higher education. With the institutional resources shrinking and the costs rising, information technology (IT) organizations are being asked to do more with less.