• 2017 Cloud leadership Award Winners

    The University of Arizona and University of Notre Dame were declared the Overall Winners in 2017. They generously donated the free passes to Educause to two of our specially recognized institutions: Santa Rosa Junior College and Houston Community College.

    From left to right: Keith Fowlkes (VP, Technology Business Category – E&I Cooperative), Ron Kraemer (CIO, University of Notre Dame), Derek Masseth (CTO, The University of Arizona), Melissa Deets (BD Manager, Higher Ed)

A total of 24 awards across 6 categories and 18 honorable mentions were given from almost 100 nominations. 
Here they are (alphabetical by category):

Category 1

Cloud Identity Access Management

As measured by % applications accessed on campus by cloud based identity access management

  • Adelphi University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Stockton University
  • Valdosta State University

Category 2

Cloud Storage

As measured by the ratio of TB stored in cloud to campus population

  • Arizona State University
  • California State Unviersity, San Bernadino
  • Lee College
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Category 3

Backup/Disaster Recovery

As measured by % devices within IT control backed up to the cloud

  • Hamline University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Arizona

Category 4

Hybrid IaaS/PaaS

As measured by % enterprise apps within IT control operated from the cloud vs. on-premise

  • Manhattan College
  • Oral Roberts University
  • The New School
  • University of California at Davis

Category 5


As measured by % campus faculty, staff, students using cloud-based collaboration tools

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • George Washington University
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of Colorado

Category 6


As assessed by the judges based on commitment to cloud and working with at least one cloud service not widely adopted by the market

  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Southern State Community College
  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • University of Pennsylvania

The 18 honorable mentions were Auburn University, Binghamton University, California Institute of Technology, CSU Fullerton, Delaware Valley University, Fordham University, Gonzaga University, Houston Community College, Joliet Junior College, Pima Community College District, Santa Rosa Junior College, University of Alabama, University of California – Office of the President, University of Florida, University of Mississippi, University of New Mexico, University of Southern California and the University of Tulsa.

The Cloud Leadership Awards would also like to give special recognition to Santa Rosa Junior College and Houston Community College, as both had to deal with tremendous life-changing situations for many of their campus family.