December 8, 2014
Chuck Porter, chief information officer, is the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Puget Sound Business Journal.
He will be honored tonight as part of the business journal's 2014 CIO-CTO Awards. (The weekly publication will profile the recipients in a special section of the Dec. 12 edition.)
Prior to being named SU's inaugural CIO in 2011, Porter worked for three decades at Accenture as a managing partner for technology services and CIO.
In nominating Porter, Bob Dullea, vice president for university planning and vice provost, said: "Under (Porter's) leadership, Seattle University has significantly improved its technology infrastructure and customer satisfaction with technology services. His professionalism and undeniable leadership experience in private industry have fostered confidence in the university's technology management on the part of the board, administration and faculty."
The nomination also referenced Porter's service to the university as a member of the Strategic Planning Council, President's Advisory Council, board of directors of the Entrepreneurship Center, and a mentor and judge for the annual business plan competition and annual ethics debate.
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