We are excited to announce that IT Services Specialist Amy Jumper has been named the first recipient of the CIO Award of Excellence. This award honors an individual within the Division of Information Technology who has demonstrated leadership, initiative, and going above and beyond. Jumper’s hard work, demonstrated leadership, initiative, and her go-to personality, is what led to her selection.
“I am thrilled that Amy is our first CIO Award of Excellence recipient,” said Vice President for Information Technology and CIO Doug Foster. “Amy demonstrated leadership, took the tremendous initiative, and went above and beyond by using thought and creativity to solve problems.”
When the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the university, Jumper stepped into a role in a time of tremendous need. Jumper not only provided IT support during challenging times, she also worked diligently to make sure users across the university were properly connected and well versed in different collaborative platforms such as Microsoft Teams.
“Amy took on the responsibility with superb professionalism and humility,” Foster said. “She worked through some fairly complex issues and always came with creative solutions.”
The CIO Award of Excellence began this year to recognize both positive work effort and behaviors and is exclusively selected by the CIO.
“I am extremely honored to be the first recipient of the CIO Award of Excellence! This year has been full of crazy times for us as a division, university, and community,” Jumper said. "I am so proud to have been able to work alongside everyone not only to keep the university’s technology up and running during this year but also to help advance and provide support for our university in ways we never have before.”