Computerworld names CIO Wishon a Premier 100 IT Leader

by William G. Gilroy

Gordon Wishon, chief information officer (CIO) at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected a 2004 Premier 100 IT Leader by the information technology publication Computerworld.p. Premier 100 IT Leaders are chosen out of a field of 500 nominees based on career accomplishments, peer recommendations and professional references. A selection panel of experts and Computerworld editors makes the final selection. Only seven of the Premier 100 IT Leaders come from higher education.p. “Gordon Wishon is both technically savvy and a skilled leader,” said Nathan Hatch, Notre Dame’s provost. “His knowledge inspires confidence as Notre Dame now moves forward on several ambitious IT initiatives, including a three-year program to replace our administrative computer systems.”p. Wishon was CIO at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) before joining Notre Dame as CIO in 2001. He manages a department of some 200 IT professionals and serves also as associate vice president and associate provost.p. “I’m honored to have been recognized by Computerworld as one of their Premier 100 for 2004,” Wishon said. “It’s a confirmation that what we’re doing here in the OIT at Notre Dame is truly noteworthy, and that the contributions of members of this organization to Notre Dame, its students and its faculty are viewed with respect by peers within the profession.”

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