SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE RECEIVES TOP TECH AWARD IN EDUCATION
5.22.14 San Diego, CA – Hundreds of businesses in the San Diego community came together at the 2014 Top Tech Exec Awards to highlight innovators in the field of Information Technology. San Diego Magazine, with title sponsor Cox Business, hosted the largest annual award program, the Top Tech Exec Awards, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. With over 250 nominees in 5 categories, San Diego Christian College (SDC) won the award as the leading educational institution. SDC was recognized for their transformational approach from a college located in El Cajon in 2013, with no IT department of its own, to its relocation in the City of Santee with all aspects of the campus built on innovative technology.
Robert Jensen, Vice President for Advancement and Administration, represented SDC by taking home the San Diego Top Tech Exec in Education award. This recognition is only the beginning to the vision SDC seeks to have in the field of Education. “If education is a door that leads to many new opportunities, then technology is a key that can open those doors. It is necessary to prioritize technology as a catalyst in the learning environment,” as stated by Robert Jensen.
A few areas demonstrating the technological transformation include: a cloud-based infrastructure; full integration of web services including email, telephone (removed all physical telephones), video conferencing, messaging, and more through Office 365; fiber optics throughout the campus; implementation of a one-card system for purchases and access to buildings; full campus WIFI connection; migration to a new Learning Management System, and more.
As SDC continues to broaden its resources and impact, it will remain focused on how to implement best practices in the area of technology in order to best serve students, employees, and the community as a whole. Robert states, “By building an intentional environment, we believe that we are leading in our role as educators by utilizing innovative avenues to enable the success for all of our constituents.”
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