Ringle honored with EDUCAUSE leadership award
Martin Ringle, Reed’s chief technology officer, was honored this fall by EDUCAUSE with its Award for Leadership in the Profession. The award recognizes Ringle’s exceptionally effective leadership in campus information technology use and management, and his mentoring of other professionals.
In the 1970s Ringle led the development of the first bachelor’s program in cognitive science in the U.S., at Vassar College, where he became chair of the computer science department. At Reed since 1989, Ringle has built a strong staff, outstanding facilities, and solid institutional reputation for excellence in computing. Ringle was instrumental in the creation of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges, a national non-profit group of 59 selective colleges. Since 1999 he has served as president and CEO of the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC), developed to provide internet access to the Northwest.
Chair of the EDUCAUSE board of directors in 2002, Ringle has also served on the boards of Educom, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Carnegie Inter-University Consortium for Educational Computing.
EDUCAUSE is one of the preeminent associations addressing the incorporation of information technologies and resources into the higher education mission.