IT Leadership Award

The IT Leadership Award is part of a continuing effort to develop, encourage, and support IT Leadership at the University of Iowa.

This annual award is co-sponsored by the UI Chief Information Officer and the UI IT Leadership Development Team. Nominees are solicited during the spring semester and awarded by the CIO during the UI Tech Forum, held late spring or early summer.

The objectives of the award are to:

  • Provide public recognition to an IT staff member who exhibits leadership (see criteria below)
  • Highlight the importance of IT leadership to the UI community


Nominees for this award must have IT responsibilities and exhibit exemplary performance that has delivered measurable results in one or more of the following areas:


  • How engaged was the nominee in the IT community?
  • How does the individual promote and leverage working relationships with peers?
  • What was the level of engagement and impact to projects and individual work?


How has the nominee impacted:

  • Other individuals through mentoring, coaching, or other activities?
  • Community-wide IT projects?
  • Their work unit?
  • Their department?
  • The campus as a whole?
  • Has the nominee shown leadership through external groups? If so, how?
  • How has the nominee used leadership influence to improve processes, initiatives, or services?


  • Was the individual assigned this leadership role, or did they voluntarily assume it?
  • How did the nominee build buy-in for an idea or project?
  • Professional growth through individual leadership development
  • How has the nominee grown as a leader?
  • How have the nominee’s leadership attributes, such as influence and presence, improved?


  • Submit a nomination:  Nominations may be submitted by any UI employee.  Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominators must complete the IT Leadership Award nomination form by Sunday, April 2, 2017.
  • Review:  The IT Leadership Development Team will review the nominations and provide an awardee recommendation to the campus CIO.
  • Questions: Please contact IT Leadership Development Team Chair Chris Clough.