Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University CIO Becky Vasquez Named to Nation's Top 10

Becky Vasquez, vice president and chief information officer (Photo: Embry-Riddle/Daryl Labello)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Becky Vasquez ranks among the nation’s Top 10 in her field, according to “Education Technology Insights,” an influential industry publication.

The Top 10 list “recognizes the CIOs in the education space who have created their organization’s strategies in a seamless manner,” Education Technology Insights announced.

Vasquez, who has been with Embry-Riddle for more than two decades, was in excellent company on the Top 10 list, along with CIOs from Purdue University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and The Wharton School, among other institutions.

“Becky is a visionary, strategic leader with strong technical, communication and customer service skills that impact everything we do in support of our mission to serve students,” said Embry-Riddle’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President Rodney Cruise. “Becky’s ability to rapidly identify, develop and implement technology-based solutions in a constantly changing environment was particularly evident during the recent global pandemic. She is also adept at keeping university systems secure. We are extremely fortunate to have a leader like Becky Vasquez on the Embry-Riddle team.”

Vasquez has held various leadership roles at Embry-Riddle, including the director of IT Services and Chief Technology Officer. A versatile technologist, Vasquez has expertise in instructional technologies, enterprise computing and research support. She is a champion for using systems effectively and supporting innovations.

Her many previous honors have included the CIO100 2018 Award, for her work on virtual labs such as Embry-Riddle’s virtual crash investigations and aerial robotics labs. Further, she won the CIO 100 Award from CIO Magazine, recognizing her exceptional work on EagleVision, Embry-Riddle’s unique platform supporting live virtual classrooms.

Vasquez has been a member of educational software corporation advisory boards and she regularly participates in industry-wide activities that support the community and advancement of technology in education.

Read more about her career, strategies and philosophies in this “Education Technology Insights” interview.

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