UMUC President Awarded Global Impact Award at the 11th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards

Award recognizes women for technological developments that make an impact across international borders


By Nick Kelly (nkelly@mghus.com) |   May 27, 2010

ADELPHI, MD (May 27, 2010)-UMUC today announced that UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge has been awarded the Global Impact Award from Women in Technology (WIT). Dr. Aldridge received the award at the 11th annual WIT Leadership Awards gala at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia, on May 20.

Dr. Aldridge was recognized for her dedication to strengthening the university's infrastructure, expanding its global presence, forging collaborative distance learning alliances with academic institutions and consolidating its worldwide communications under one common information technology system. Since Dr. Aldridge joined UMUC four years ago, online enrollments have increased by nearly 53,000.

"I am honored to receive this prestigious Women in Technology Global Impact Award, and to be recognized among such an amazing group of pioneering women," said Dr. Aldridge. "This award recognizes UMUC's continued effort to develop strategic partnerships and implement new platforms to streamline processes and make higher education accessible for students, regardless of their location in the world."

WIT is the premiere organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. The annual awards program honors leading female professionals working in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area who exemplify unique vision and talent in the technology industry over the previous year.

The 2010 Leadership Awards program theme this year was "No One Path, The Legacy Continues," celebrating the various paths that have led professional women to make an unprecedented impact on the technology industry. The awards drew upon WIT's spirit to honor women who connect, lead and succeed in their professional endeavors and communities.

"Women in Technology is proud to announce this year's winners of the 2010 Leadership Awards program," said Toni Townes-Whitley, president of WIT. "The awardees are pioneers in the technology community, embodying the core values represented by this year's theme of 'No One Path' and the Women in Technology mission."

Winners were reviewed and selected by a judging panel, which was made up of industry leaders from prominent media, academia, companies and professional organizations.

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About Women in Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering women involved in all levels of the technology industry a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. One of the organization's main goals is to create a forum where women in technology can be recognized and promoted as role models.  The organization’s values are embodied in its tag line: Connect. Lead. Succeed. WIT was founded in 1994 and has nearly 1,000 members. For more information, please visit WIT’s Web site, www.womenintechnology.org.