Bill Balint, IUP's chief technology officer, was invited to offer a commentary for Educational Technology Insights Magazine.
His essay, “In My Opinion: Future of IT in Higher Education,” was published in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
Balint recently was featured in the July 27 Enterprisers Project, featuring a community of CIOs (chief information officers) discussing the future of business and IT. Balint's interview is titled “Providing security in the wild west world of higher education.”
Balint, the 2016 Pittsburgh Chief Information Officer of the Year Award (education division), has been IUP’s chief information officer since 2006. He has worked at the university since 1989, a year after he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He started out as a systems analyst and worked his way to his current post, where he helps oversee all technological needs of IUP’s faculty, students, and staff.
Balint is the 2015 Emeriti Award recipient at the Pennsylvania Banner User Group conference, recognized for his voluntary service to the group. He was a founding member of the user group in 1999. In fall 2015, he coordinated the first-ever cybersecurity track for the Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2014, he was selected by Campus Technology magazine to present “Building a Campus-Wide Cybersecurity Awareness Program Without Breaking the Bank” at the national forum.