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SIGUCCS Spring '11
Management Symposium
April 10-13 2011
Philadelphia PA


Tuesday Keynote Speaker: Sheri Stahler

Sheri Stahler is Associate Vice President for Computer Services at Temple University. In this capacity, she oversees academic computing support for Temple's 17 academic schools and colleges located across 8 campuses. In addition, Sheri is responsible for centralized IT functions including help desk, PC desktop support, integrated messaging systems, web and rich media services, lecture capture, learning management systems, technology-enabled "smart" rooms, computer lab facilities and emergent technologies.

Sheri has over 20 years of experience in managing large-scale IT projects for Higher Education including the design and rollout of a university-wide Identity and Access Management (IAM) system, TUsecure, for over 80,000 users. TUsecure was the recipient of two awards; the 2008 Information Security Executive (ISE) Mid-Atlantic Region Project of the Year Award for Non-Profits and a similar award for all of North America.

In addition, Sheri supervised the migration of nearly 55,000 users, including students, alumni and staff, to Google-powered TUmail, facilitating a decommissioning of legacy email systems and hardware for a projected savings of $1M. In 2006, she undertook the planning and launch of one of the nation's largest university computer labs, a 75,000 sq. ft., 24-hour TECH Center featuring 700 workstations, 13 breakout rooms, 6 specialty labs, 3 media recording facilities, an instructional support center, and help desk. The TECH Center was awarded CIO Magazine's Bold Institution Award and the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Award.

In 2006 she was named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders and is a frequent presenter at Educause. In 2009, she was program chair of the 2009 Educause Mid-Atlantic Region Conference which was held for the first time in Philadelphia. Sheri has a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in business from the University of Maryland and her master's in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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