Guilford College Web Developer Precious McKoy has been selected to serve on the EDUCAUSE Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC) for a two-year appointment, as well as co-lead of the Women in IT Community Group. Precious previously co-led the Educause SharePoint and Office 365 Community Group and CG Mentoring Program.
YPAC advises the EDUCAUSE president/CEO and is made up of younger professionals and emerging leaders in the EDUCAUSE community. The perspectives and priorities of younger professionals are crucial to the future of EDUCAUSE. This committee provides an opportunity to give voice to this key demographic, helping EDUCAUSE become an even more balanced, inclusive, and responsive association.
The Women in IT Community Group collects and disseminates effective practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in higher-education IT. Through both virtual and face-to-face networking opportunities and by making good use of its affiliation with the National Center for Women and IT, this group provides a venue for addressing a wide range of issues affecting women IT professionals in colleges and universities, including securing high-level leadership roles in higher education. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association that helps higher education elevate the impact of IT.