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Henderson Named Assistant VP for Academic Affairs for Technology


A familiar face will be at the helm of Eastern Illinois University’s Center for Academic Technology Support as the new school year begins.

John G. Henderson has accepted the appointment of assistant vice president for academic affairs for technology – a position he has held on an interim basis since November 2010. He replaced Michael Hoadley, who resigned from the position.

“Mr. Henderson's many years of experience with academic applications of technology make him an excellent leader for the Center for Academic Technology Support at this time,” said Blair Lord, vice president for academic affairs.

“The field of candidates from which he was chosen was a very strong one, but after careful analysis, I felt Mr. Henderson would best be able to build on and sustain the excellent record of service already established by CATS.

“I also wish to recognize his fine service during his year as interim director. I look forward to working with Mr. Henderson to enhance further CATS as a resource to the academic division and the campus.”

Henderson, who came to Eastern as director of User Services in 1998, has also served as acting director of Client Services and director of Instructional Technology Support Services for CATS.

CATS is committed to supporting and promoting all academic departments in the use of information and communication technologies for teaching and learning at EIU. The unit’s many services include assistance with and development of Web and mobile applications and websites, as well as providing graphic design services, video production, academic technology training, lab space and equipment checkout.



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