Charles Welch

Higher Education IT Executive of the Year

Charles Welch is the president of the Arkansas State University System. As president, Welch oversaw an initiative to align the Arkansas State University System institutions through a shared technology platform, with the objective of increasing the percentage of Arkansans with a college credential. More than 35,000 students across seven institutions are now powered by a single technology environment supporting centralized IT services. This initiative increased online services for students, simplified mobility for students across institutions, and automated processes to accomplish business more efficiently.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop & EdScoop at Scoop News Group. Williams has spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins-and-outs of state and local government as well as higher education. Williams started his journalism career in regional journalism in his native Pennsylvania, and also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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