Cerritos College’s IT Director Receives State Award of Distinction
Lee Krichmar Is the 2010 Campus Technology Innovator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2010
Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext. 2287
Photo by Sandoval Chagoya
NORWALK, Calif. - April 14, 2010 - Cerritos College is pleased to announce that its Director of Information Technology Lee Krichmar was awarded the 2010 CISOA Board Award for Campus Technology Innovator of Distinction.
CISOA, the California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association, is a professional development and service organization for information technology professionals within the California community college system.
The CISOA members collaborate with each other regarding the unique technology challenges that they face. Krichmar has been on the CISOA Board of Director’s for many years. She has most recently been working on their organization’s website, which included migrating to a new “open source” platform.
“I was very surprised to receive this award,” said Krichmar. “It has been such a wonderful pleasure working with so many outstanding information technology professionals. We’re lucky to work in an environment where we can collaborate with each other and to bounce ideas around. Working on the CISOA Board has been a wonderful learning experience and I value the knowledge that is shared during the annual conference.”
Krichmar has 20 years of experience managing information technology. Since 1999 Krichmar has led the college’s Information Technology Department which provides services and support for all areas of technology across the campus.
She is also responsible for planning for information systems and related technologies, leading and implementation of the plan and for administering the college’s technology and information resources.
Krichmar was selected for her achievement in “strategically positioning the college within critical industry trends such as Voice over IP phone systems, virtualization technologies, green computing and migration to more Web-based applications and services over the past several years,” according to the California Community Colleges Technology Center Project Manager and Managing Editor for its publication TechEDge Sandoval Chagoya.
“She is recognized for her forward-thinking and for her ability to tackle large-scale IT projects efficiently and quickly,” stated Chagoya in his article for TechEDge.
The CISOA annual awards were established in 2009 to recognize excellence by members of CISOA in support of the community colleges of California.
More information about CISOA and its annual awards program are available from its Web site at http://www.cisoa.net. TechEdge is available at http://ccctechedge.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=24
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.