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Joanne Kossuth 

1MountainRoad's Principal, Joanne Kossuth, acted in a consulting role in reviewing information technology and library services in 2015/2016. In September of 2016, Joanne joined Mitchell College as the Chief Information Officer with responsibility for academic, administrative, and enterprise computing as well as library information services. 


Prior to joining Mitchell College, Joanne was the founding Vice President for Operations and CIO at Olin College. Ms. Kossuth built from the ground up the operational and technology areas of the Olin College of Engineering, which quickly became one of the country’s most sought after colleges and a powerful change agent on the STEM education scene. She managed: conference services, dining services, environmental health and safety, electronic security, facilities (Olin College was recently names the first Center of Excellence by Aramark Facilities Services), human resources, information technology, planning and project management, and public safety. As the Administrative Director of the Three College Collaboration (BOW), she was responsible for fostering non-academic relationships with neighboring institutions, including Babson, and Wellesley Colleges. Ms. Kossuth founded and convened the External Technology Advisory Board (EXTAB) upon her arrival at Olin College in November, 1999. The EXTAB continues to be an important part of IT governance at the College. More recently and in partnership with Thornton May, she founded the Olin Innovation Lab which brought together technology innovators (CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, Sr VPs) on the Olin campus twice a year.

Her IT leadership led to her being named one of Computerworld’s Premiere 100 CIOs in 2005. She received the EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award in 2014. Her previous experience includes Systems Manager at Fisher College, Director of Information Technology at Wheelock College and Director of Computer Support Services/CIO at the Boston University School of Management.

Her publications include: "Attracting Women to Technical Professions," and "Building Relationships Means Better IT Contracts," “The Converged Workplace” and Chapter 32 or “Olin College: Academic and Olin Centers” in the EDUCAUSE E-Book “Learning Spaces.” Ms. Kossuth continues to provide service and leadership to EDUCAUSE and CLIR as the Dean of the Leading Change Institute and to NERCOMP as the co-founder of the EDUCAUSE NERCOMP IT Manager Workshop Series. She was selected as a member of Juniper Network's Higher Education Advisory Board, Plantronics Unified Communications Advisory Board, and E&I's Technology Strategy Team.

Colleen Wheeler

Colleen Wheeler has spent over three decades developing progressive learning and development opportunities in a variety of educational environments. She served on the Board of Trustees of Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), and chaired Board committees overseeing professional development programming, membership education, and nominations. She helped institute NERCOMP’s unique and successful caucus-based, all-volunteer program of instructional workshops and helped found the organization’s popular Management Series. Colleen co-founded the Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program for The Boston Consortium for Higher Education, and is a founding dean of the Learning Organization Academy, a Frye Institute fellow, and a Klingenstein Summer fellow. Colleen provided technology education, outreach, and organizational development for Wheaton College's Web Strategy and Library & Information Services teams and helped create the college’s first Makerspace. A passionate music teacher and trombonist, Colleen maintains a private studio of students of all ages. She developed the 15-year old global celebration called “Trombone Week” and is a regular contributor to The Journal of the International Trombone Association.