February 11, 2013
The Community Source Initiative (CSI) recently elected new leadership to guide the open forum where Ellucian customers share ideas for enhancing solutions and launching new functionality. The CSI Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic vision of CSI, maintains its technical and functional committee staffing and management, and serves as a voice for open and community source software for academic and administrative systems in higher education.
Dick Harris was elected CSI board chair. He is the assistant vice president, administrative IT services at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and has been a member of the CSI Board of Directors since 2009.
Kay Rhodes was elected vice-chair. She is the associate vice chancellor and system CIO at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. She has been a member of the CSI Board of Directors since 2011.
Rory O’Neill was elected secretary. He is the executive director, application services at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, AK. He
has been a member of the board since 2011.
The new board expressed its thanks to outgoing board chair, Bill Thirsk, vice president of technology at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Thirsk
was instrumental in forming the initial board and worked to ensure that bylaws
were created. He also expanded the size of the board to foster diversity of
client and product representation. In other board news, Nate Tucker, director
IT systems at Lee University in Cleveland, OH was approved to join the board.
To learn more, visit The Commons or the
Community Source Initiative page.