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Nanotechnology: Possible Directions for Educators

November 17-20
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA

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Ed Leach (480) 705·8200 x233

Hosted by:
Los Angeles
Community College District

Long Beach City College District

Future Conference Dates:

October 19-22, 2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hosted By:
Wisconsin Technical
College System

November 7-10, 2004
Tampa, Florida

Brian L. HawkinsDr. Brian L. Hawkins is currently President of EDUCAUSE, a professional association of more than 1850 colleges and universities, dedicated to transforming higher education through information technologies. This organization was formed in 1998 as a result of the consolidation of Educom and CAUSE, the two premier technology associations in higher education.

Prior to accepting this position, he was Senior Vice President for Academic Planning and Administrative Affairs at Brown University. In this capacity, he had responsibility for academic planning, management of the instructional budget, campus computing, enrollment management, institutional research, summer programs, admission, financial aid, and student registration. Hawkins went to Brown in 1986 as Vice President for Computing and Information Services. In 1989 he filled in as Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, and then was appointed Special Assistant to the President for Academic Planning while he spearheaded Brown's strategic planning processes. In 1997 he served as part of a three-person team filling in for the President of Brown University.

Before going to Brown, Hawkins was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Drexel University. At Drexel, he was responsible for general academic planning, and was responsible for the academic program that was the first in the nation to require access to a microcomputer, and to integrate the use of technology throughout the curriculum.

He is a management professor by training, and is the author of one book and many articles in the area of organizational behavior. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He taught at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and served as Department Chairman and Assistant Dean of the College of Business there. His organizational work focused on organizational structure, conflict management, communication, and performance appraisal. He earned tenure as a member of the faculty at both UTSA and at Drexel.

Hawkins has served as a consultant to more than 350 organizations, combining his academic and business experience. In 1983 the Governor of Pennsylvania asked him to initiate a corporate, industrial, public, and educational partnership in Southeastern Pennsylvania to create start-up companies and develop new jobs. This program is still thriving nearly two decades later.

Throughout his career Hawkins has served on a variety of boards and committees. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Richmond; is on the Board of Directors for the Forum on the Future of Higher Education; and serves as a member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat. Hawkins has served as a member of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) General Assembly and as chair and member of the EDUCOM Board. He has served in various capacities as board member for CAUSE, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the International Consortium for Educational Computing. Additionally, Hawkins has been a member of higher education advisory boards for Apple, IBM, NeXT, Sun and Microsoft, and has served on more than sixty advisory panels for various colleges and universities.

Hawkins has written extensively, including three books, many articles, book chapters and monographs in the area of information resources, academic planning, and the use of technology in higher education. His most recent book, which he co-authored with Patricia Battin, is titled "The Mirage of Continuity: Reconfiguring Academic Information Resources for the 21st Century."

He has received two honorary doctorates of science degrees. In 1991 Hawkins was the recipient of the CAUSE ELITE Award, a lifetime achievement award for Exemplary Leadership and Information Technology Excellence. He has served actively on accreditation teams as a chair and member, as well as the standards committee for North East Association of Schools and Colleges. He has been an invited speaker at professional meetings including the American Association of Higher Education (AAHE), Educom, CAUSE, the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the American Association of Publishers (AAP), the Association for College Research Libraries (ACRL), the National Association of College Stores (NACS), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC).


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