The Cathy Lester IT Excellence Memorial Award

The Cathy Lester IT Excellence Memorial Award was created to honor members of the University of Texas at Austin administrative information technology community who demonstrate the qualities, talents and integrity exemplified and valued by Cathy Lester.


Congratulations to the 2017 award winners!

  • Cathy Lester IT Excellence Award: Juan Ortiz, Financial Information Systems (FIS) and Admin Systems Modernization Program (ASMP)
  • Rising Star Award: Megan Will, ITS Applications

Congratulations to the 2017 IT Excellence Award nominees!

  • Chris Caillouet, Budget Office
  • Haeli Colina, Financial Information Systems
  • Jack Conover, Payroll Office
  • John Croslin, School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Paul Grotevant, ITS Applications
  • Darren Holm, Admin Systems Modernization Program
  • Blake Justice, University Unions
  • Richard Krieg, ITS Systems
  • Andy Loomis, Office of the Registrar
  • Tom Marx, University Development Office
  • Juliana Murphy, Technology Resources
  • Dustin Slater, University of Texas Libraries
  • Rachel Swindle, University Development Office
  • Matt Tokoly, Technology Resources
  • David Voegtle, University Development Office

Congratulations to the 2017 Rising Star Award nominees!

  • Tim Bishop, Financial Information Systems
  • Felipe Lee, Office of the Registrar
  • Rebekah Post, Inst Reporting, Research & Info Systems

2017 Winners and Nominees

Take a moment to read the full announcement, highlighting the achievements of this year's IT Excellence and Rising Star Award winners. 2017 Announcement

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