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2016-2017 Election - Retiree Election
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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.