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SCC's I/T Director Chuck Chrisman Receives Outstanding Manager Award from Iowa Association of Community College Trustees

Chuck ChrismanSCC Executive Director of Information Technology Services Chuck Chrisman was awarded the Outstanding Administrator/Manager Award at the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees, IACCT, annual conference in Fort Dodge, IA, on July 30, 2009.

Recipients of the IACCT Outstanding Manager/Administrator Award are recognized for their leadership and innovation of programs, services, and initiatives that affect positive change in two-year postsecondary institutions.

Chrisman’s accomplishments have certainly advanced the effectiveness and efficiency of Iowa’s two-year colleges. Since he joined SCC in 1993, Chrisman has helped lead numerous initiatives for SCC and for the Iowa Community College Online Consortium, ICCOC, including eCollege, disaster recovery, enterprise management systems, websites, strategic planning initiatives, and institutional research. He has chaired several statewide community college technology groups, and presently serves on SCC’s Continuous Process Improvement training team and works with faculty, staff, and students regarding technology training.

As the Executive Director of Technology Services, Chrisman oversees all I/T functions, institutional research, strategic planning, and technology procurement. Known for his participatory, collegial management style, he is highly regarded by his peers at SCC and by his colleagues across the state.

SCC President, Dr. Beverly Simone, says Chrisman demonstrates a passion for students and community colleges every day. “Chuck lives and works with integrity, commitment, loyalty, and dedication to all he serves. He is truly an asset to SCC.”

He was a founding member of the ICCOC in 1999. He served as its first director from 2000 through 2003. During that time Chrisman spearheaded and managed the initial implementation of the Consortium’s eCollege learning management system and coordinated online course offerings between seven partner Iowa community colleges. During his tenure, enrollment grew from 272 students to over 3,200. Now in its tenth year, the ICCOC offers over 570 course sections to over 14,000 college students from across the state each semester completely online. It also serves another 16,000 enrollments through over 1000 hybrid college courses.

He has presented at a number of national conferences on the development and success of the ICCOC.

Chrisman is also an active member in his community. He initiated a non-profit organization, the Alliance of Athletes in Mission High Hoops Club, AAIM High, which helps young athletes focus on faith, family, and sportsmanship while participating in basketball. He is a Board Member of the Burlington American Little League and coaches junior high basketball and baseball teams.

When presented with the award, Chrisman praised his colleagues and staff for their help and support. “I’m honored to receive this award. It’s truly a reflection of the talents and efforts of SCC’s entire Information Technology Services Division as well as the College’s faculty, administration and staff.”

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