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2016-2017 Election - Corporate Nominees
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 President-Elect Candidate - Cody Gregg, South Texas College

Cody Gregg has been a member of CCUMC since 2000. He has made his career in higher education since 1992. He has served as an English and College Success instructor, academic department chairperson, and accreditation coordinator. For the past five years, he has served as the Dean of Library and Learning Support Services at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, since 2008. Prior to that, he was the Director of Instructional Technologies. He is currently responsible for libraries, classroom technology, open computing labs, and tutoring and other learning support for all five South Texas College campuses. He holds an MA in English & Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas – Pan American, an MLS in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas, and the Certified Technology Specialist designation from Infocomm. During his time at South Texas College, he has seen the college grow from around 1,000 students to over 31,000 in fall 2015. That time has brought rapid change and growth in the college’s classroom technology and infrastructure and libraries.

Cody has been active in CCUMC since 2000. He has attended most conferences and in 2011, he led South Texas College’s efforts as the local host institution for the conference held at South Padre Island, Texas. In addition, he was a member of the conference planning committee for the 2012 conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was also the chairperson of the CCUMC Strategic Planning Task Force and coordinated the organization’s development of a new strategic plan. He is currently the a member of the CCUMC Board.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: I still remember the feelings I had after attending my first CCUMC conference in Denton, Texas, at the University of North Texas over a decade ago. I left the conference with a wealth of knowledge, but more importantly, with the certainty that I had found a community, a group of professionals who shared my values, challenges, and concerns, with whom I could truly connect. Since my attendance at that first conference, one thing has remained constant: that feeling of community has grown ever stronger. During this time, CCUMC has made the greatest contribution to my professional development of any organization with which I have been involved. As technology continues to evolve at an ever-increasing pace, CCUMC is poised to continue to grow and make outstanding, positive contributions to the field of instructional technology in higher education. I have remained active in CCUMC through attendance at almost every conference, serving as the local host institution in 2011, chairing the organization’s strategic planning efforts, and serving one term on the Board. Through these experiences, I have developed a greater awareness of our consortium, its values, and its value to our profession. Because CCUMC has contributed so much to my own development, I would like the opportunity to give back to the organization and participate further in its efforts to provide leadership in media and academic technology.

Secretary Candidate - Brenda White, Washburn University

Brenda provides leadership and vision for Washburn University in the areas of Web development, Online Education Support, Multimedia Production, Video/Web Conferencing, Mediated Classroom Support, Instructional Design, Educational Television, and the campus security camera system

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: As a member of CCUMC since 1998, I have received so much from being a member; from professional development opportunities to camaraderie with other members or advice and interpretation on copyright laws. Previously, I have found small ways to contribute to this fulfilling organization but quite honestly felt it was time to step up to the plate and contribute more to such a great organization. It is with this nomination as Secretary of CCUMC that I found the next step to becoming more involved in this outstanding national organization. CCUMC has many dedicated members that strive to promote and implement the advancement of technology that supports quality teaching and learning in higher education institutions. I feel that I have a broad knowledge and expertise in the implementation and use of technology in higher education, including the successes and challenges that are faced by my institution and my colleagues throughout CCUMC. This knowledge will serve me well in the position as secretary. Please accept this sincere commitment toward the continuation and support of CCUMC by my nomination as secretary.

Corporate Director Nominees (One seat available)

Rob Hyodo, Winnov

Rob has spent his last six years as Product Training Specialist at Winnov, provider of event and lecture capture solutions. As an artist working for an AV tech company, Rob is also involved in providing guidance in hardware design, software design, and user experience.

Prior to working at Winnov, he led video processing, encoding and quality assurance teams at SyncCast (later acquired by Technicolor) for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Video Marketplace which successfully launched in November 2006.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, Rob is sensitive to the needs of diverse cultures; a concept which carries over into any environment in which people may hold different perspectives. In the world of AV in education, instructors, vendors, AV support staff, and students can all be cultures in their own right.

Outside of work, Rob enjoys motorcycle rides, martial arts, hikes, and playing guitar and bass in local bands.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: I have been involved with CCUMC since 2012 when my company was asked to record sessions for the conference in Las Vegas. Since then, I have coordinated with various parties involved to provide recordings for the organization every year and have enjoyed the challenges of being able to produce something from which many can benefit.

Over the years, I’ve learned that this is where the rubber hits the road… CCUMC is truly a meeting of the minds. I have met so many wonderful individuals on the frontline of AV and technology in education, and enjoy being a part of this ever-changing world. I’ve enjoyed participating in this organization and would like to contribute to its ongoing success in any way I can.

Pete Putman, ROAM Consulting L.L.C.

Pete Putman is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C. He consults on and teaches classes about technology and economic trends in displays, wireless and RF, display interfacing, video compression, and mobile electronics. Pete is also a contributing editor for Sound and Communications magazine, a trade publication for commercial AV systems integrators, and the editor of, a Web blog focused on next-generation TV, digital media, wireless, and display technologies.

Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University. He is an InfoComm Senior Academy Instructor for the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA), and was named ICIA’s Educator of the Year for 2008.

He is a member of The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and serves the organization both as an Education Director and a member of the Board of Editors for their Motion Imaging Journal. Additionally, Pete also holds industry certifications from ICIA (Certified Technology Specialist) and the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), and has been a licensed amateur radio Extra Class operator (KT2B) for over 40 years.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: I’ve been working in the commercial AV world for 37 years and have maintained technical education as my focus for much of that time. I’ve written “how-to” articles for over a dozen trade and consumer magazines and taught classes and workshops for over 20 years at major trade shows including InfoComm, NAB, CES, ISE, Video Expo, CCW/SatCon, and numerous regional shows. (I believe a few CCUMC members have taken my classes, too!)

Most of my electronics knowledge was acquired hands-on, from designing and building racks to climbing antenna towers, etching circuit boards, and soldering components together. As a writer, teacher, and consultant, I realize how difficult it is to understand the hows and whys of new technology, and have worked both with manufacturers and end-users over the years to bridge this gap.

In an age where it seems that the next hot gadget or trend is always “just around the corner,” solid technical education is critical to overcoming the inevitable marketing hype and making solid purchasing and deployment decisions. And that’s precisely why I wish to become more involved with CCUMC – to help you and your organization in staying ahead of the curve.