Randall Thursby, chief information officer of the North Dakota University System, received the Information Technology Council of North Dakota’s (ITCND) North Dakota IT Champion award during the 13th annual IT Awards Program on May 1 in Fargo. Thursby was recognized for his continued commitment to North Dakota’s students and IT industry.
Thursby has provided bold leadership in the development and delivery of a strategic vision built on an integrated approach to technology innovation. His vision for the North Dakota University System has included collaboration with key constituent groups and the private sector. Through these partnerships, he has forged a common IT vision that leveraged resources by sharing services and maximizing IT investments while increasing overall efficiencies.
Thursby’s leadership has influenced a broad spectrum of organizations, resulting in positive impact on students, faculty, staff and North Dakota’s citizens as technology continues to impact their lives. He has sought to reduce student costs and increase worker productivity.
“Thursby’s dedication to North Dakota’s students and his contributions to IT in the academic realm are outstanding,” says Gary Inman, ITCND president. “He is truly a champion of North Dakota information technology.”
ITCND is the leading IT advocacy organization in the state. It was founded by North Dakota business, government and education leaders to encourage the use, growth and development of information technology in North Dakota.