Showkat Choudhury

Higher Education IT Executive of the Year

Showkat Choudhury is the chief information officer at Central State University. Choudhury works tirelessly to keep data security and privacy top of mind across the university by maintaining consistent communication with the campus community and emphasizing the importance of protecting students’ data. Recently, he spearheaded a major initiative to further safeguard sensitive data. Central State University now leverages encryption technology that empowers university personnel — from medical departments and administrative offices to the athletics program and beyond — to protect sensitive data while sharing it as needed.

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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