The Wiebusch Award
for outstanding contributions to the
organization and operations of TBSr
Named in honor of Beth Wiebusch, who was instrumental in the early years of TBSr developing the organizational processes and treasury functions necessary to maintain the organization's viability.
2013 Awarded to Beth Wiebusch
Beth Wiebusch has twenty nine years of IT experience. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. After working for the private sector for five years in the medical and security areas, Beth started working for the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the Social Science Department. As the Technical Services manager, she oversaw the research VAX/VMS servers and provided support to Social Science faculty. She implemented the first VAX/VMS clustering environment. Beth then moved to the Wisconsin School of Business as Director of Computing Services. She has received two School of Business Academic Staff Achievement Awards. She helped found the Technology in Business Schools Roundtable and was treasurer for a number of years. After adding an addition onto the building, she implemented an Event Management System for the Business School, Athletics and Education. This event management system (EMS) now has nine schools associated into a coop and is now in the process of writing a business case for making this system a campus resource. Beth implemented the AACSB accreditation software Digital Measures and tied it into the University Portal. After nineteen years as Director, she has stepped down to move into the Database and Application area of the IT center to help implement needed changes and updates as the School transitions to a CRM application for admissions.
2014 Awarded to Maggie Jesse
Maggie Jesse is the Senior Director of the ITS Office of Teaching, Learning, & Technology at the University of Iowa. She and her staff are responsible for supporting and developing excellent teaching and learning strategies in services across the University of Iowa campus. This includes faculty workshops and learning communities, excellent physical learning space environments, pedagogically-sound technology solutions, and ongoing assessment of teaching outcomes. Maggie chairs the campus Academic Technology Advisory Council (ATAC) and leads the University of Iowa Learning Spaces Executive Committee (LSEC). She is one of three co-directors of the Iowa State Regents Academic Technologies Affinity Group and is chair-emeritus of the CIC Learning Technologies Group. She is active in EDUCAUSE and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). She regularly presents seminars and workshops across the country on "Community-Based Decision Making". In 2006, Maggie was awarded the University of Iowa David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award for Public Service from the University of Iowa. Maggie received her MBA from Iowa in 2003. Maggie was an original founder and is the official signature on our Non-profit 501(c)3 status filing.
2015 Awarded to Jim Anderson
Director of Technology Operations, and Lecturer in Communications, Professional, and Computer Skills at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Jim Anderson received his MBA in Management Information System from Indiana University in 1993. He has served in his position as Director of Technology Operations and Services since 1992. Jim has been a member of the TBS Roundtable since it’s inception, serving two terms on the Board of Directors (board member at large, and Treasurer). He hosted the annual meeting at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business in 2009. He received the Wiebusch Award from TBSr for outstanding contributions to the organization at the 2015 annual meeting.
2016 Awarded to Sandy Kizer
Sandy Kizer has been the director of technology at the Walton College since 1997. She is a Walton College information systems graduate and has held multiple information technology positions in business and industry, including ones at Superior Industries, Jacob Hartz Seed Company (a subsidiary of Monsanto Corp.) and Ozark Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Her proudest accomplishment at the Walton College is assembling an award-winning, diverse, customer-service focused team of technology professionals. Sandy and her technology team strive to serve students, faculty and staff with advanced technologies, proactive planning and a commitment to diversity. The technology team has been recognized twice with Walton College’s High Performance Team Award, the Major Contribution Award and the Diversity Award.
Sandy has served on the board of the national Technology in Business Schools Roundtable, has been Walton Staff Council president and a member of the campus-level IT Directors Team. She received the U of A Police Coveted Badge Award in 2011 and recently was recognized nationally with the Wiebusch Award from the Technology in Business Schools Roundtable.
As a native Arkansan and University of Arkansas graduate, Sandy feels blessed to have participated in the growth of the Walton College. She is married to Tim Kizer, a Fayetteville business executive. They are the parents of two children, Abby Hehemann and her husband William of Gdansk, Poland, and Patrick Hartz and his wife Ashley of Fayetteville.
2017 Awarded to Lloyd Goad
Lloyd Goad, retired, was the Williams School Technology Coordinator for Washington and Lee University in Lexington. Lloyd was a founding member of TBSr in 2004 and was co-chair of the EDUCAUSE Business School and Colleges Community Group that sparked the idea to create TBSr.
Lloyd was a frequent emissary for TBSr regularly representing TBSr at various AACSB and EDUCAUSE meetings. He spread the message and mission of TBSr to many potential members and significantly advanced the growth of the organization.
Lloyd and his spouse Susan, were fixtures at TBSr meetings, serving as mentor to many of TBSr's members and entertaining us with memories from his days in the music industry in Austin, TX.
Retiring in 2015, Lloyd devotes his time to Susan, family, hydroponic gardening and activism.
2018 Awarded to Carol Henry
Carol Henry, Director Emeritus, served as Director of Information Technology at the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics from 1990 until she retired in May 2018. A very active member of TBSr since the first conference, she attended every annual meeting until her retirement, served on the board for several years, and served as board secretary for one year.
Carol strongly believed that TBSr was the best organization available to help her stay up-to-date with the IT environment in AACSB-accredited schools. Data from the annual TBSr surveys helped with strategic planning and with convincing the dean that plans were on-target.
Carol was a strong supporter of keeping IT management in individual colleges but always encouraged coordination and the sharing of services, when it made sense. She was very active in the WVU campus IT scene and helped organize and then chaired an Academic IT directors group on campus at the request of the CIO.
Anyone wishing to stay in touch with Carol should email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Awarded to Jack Lawton
Jack Lawton, TBSr Emeritus, was the Director of IT for Harbert College of Business for ten of his 27 years at Auburn University. Jack first became a TBSr member in 2007. Jack was a TBSr board member from 2010-2016, serving most of that time as the TBSr Treasurer; he was fondly given the honorary title of Chief Recruiting Officer for his outreach to schools that has not yet experienced the tremendous value associated with TBSr membership.
Jack hosted the 2015 TBSr Annual Meeting at Auburn with a lively agenda and a wonderful introduction to the towns of Auburn and Opelika, Alabama. Jack's organization skills, collaborative attitude and experience all contributed greatly to enhancing the TBSr organization and the TBSr value proposition.
Jack is currently the Network Manager at the University of Mississippi's School of Journalism and New Media.