|Mike Abbiatti||Molly McGill|
With bittersweet emotions, we soon bid farewell to Mike Abbiatti, who will retire as executive director of WCET and vice president for technology-enhanced education of WICHE later this month. He has been instrumental in many advancements both for WCET and for WICHE, including cybersecurity awareness, IT infrastructure issues, and alliance-building with key technology and education organizations. Here at WICHE, we will miss Mike's frequent military references to SITREPs, AARs, Challenge Coins, as well as his championing of Burning Man: and, most of all, his championing of his staff and their professional growth.
Beginning May 1, WCET's interim executive director will be Mollie McGill, a WICHE veteran who was key in the founding of WCET in 1989 and more recently (as senior director of operations and membership) has led myriad WCET efforts to help colleges and universities accelerate the adoption of technology-enhanced learning. She was instrumental in securing support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for WCET's role as the intermediary organization to the Every Learner Everywhere network.
Meanwhile: Are you a higher education leader with a zest for innovation and collaboration, and a desire to support student success by helping institutions navigate emerging technology's opportunities and challenges? We're now accepting applicants for the dual role of Executive Director, WCET, and VP for Technology-Enhanced Learning, WICHE. Apply by Friday, April 26 for the Boulder, Colo.-based position through the WICHE Jobs Portal.