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2024 Higher Ed AV Hall of Fame Class Announced

2024 Higher Ed AV Hall of Fame Class!

The "Higher Ed AV Awards" are the official industry-specific honor ceremony for higher education AV professionals, dedicated to honoring the people, projects, and products of the higher ed vertical. The highlight of the event includes the induction into the Hall of Fame those professionals who have shaped and redefined the vertical throughout their career. In it's second year, HETMA and Higher Ed AV are proud to announce the 2024 class! 

This year, we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions from three incredible higher ed professionals and one industry ally!

Adam Harvey

Adam Harvey Higher Ed AV Hall of Fame 2024

Adam Harvey is Solution Architect – AV & Digital Media at the University of Hertfordshire as part of the Learning and Teaching Spaces Team within the Library and Computing Services Department. Adam has been at the University of Hertfordshire for 30 years and has held a number of AV roles in that time.

Over his time at the University, Adam has been involved in delivering well over 750 AV projects, including work on 25 new buildings, ranging from ‘standard’ technology refreshes to innovative projects to change the way teaching and learning is delivered to students. The most recent large projects to be completed have been the Enterprise Hub, a mix of social, learning and business incubation space and the UH Institute of Sport, a new purpose-built home of the University Sports Science Dept, and is Adam is currently working on delivering AV solutions in a new £98m building for the School of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science.

Since 2019, Adam has been the Joint Chair of LTSMG, Learning and Teaching Space Managers Group, who are a higher education focused end user community made up of circa 450 HE/FE AV, IT and Learning Space Managers. Adam is a prominent member of the AV industry and an active member in several end user groups, several manufacturers focus groups and has been an AV Awards Judge for several years and  held the InfoComm CTS Certification since 2007.

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BC Hatchett

BC Hatchett Higher Ed AV Hall of Fame 2024

BC Hatchett, M.A.Ed., is the Associate Director for Classroom Technology at Vanderbilt University Information Technology. With a master’s degree in education and over 18 years of experience in higher education technology management, BC is a seasoned professional dedicated to enhancing the academic experience for faculty, staff, and students.

As a co-founder of the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HEMTA), BC is committed to amplifying the voice of the higher education technology industry. He is deeply passionate about his institution's mission and strives to provide unparalleled support and innovation to Vanderbilt University.

Beyond his professional endeavors, BC finds joy in spending quality time with family and friends, cheering on the Nashville Predators, and watching The Big Lebowski. 

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John Hulen

John Hulen Higher Ed AV Hall of Fame 2024

John Hulen has been in the AV industry for over 27 years and has worked for Crestron for over 12 years. He currently serves as the Director of Channel Marketing, Education for Crestron Electronics. He has worked with universities, technical and community colleges, and K-12 school districts across the midwestern US and around the country. His role with Crestron is focused on Crestron’s team of education partner managers who provide solutions, resources, and support to educational institutions in the US, Canada, and around the world. He has a passion to better understand how technology and automation can improve learning outcomes for 21st century students.

He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and two kids. Together, they enjoy the outdoors, volleyball, disc golf, and traveling.

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Lisa Stephens

Lisa Stephens Higher Ed AV Hall of Fame 2024

Lisa Stephens, Ph.D. serves as Assistant Dean at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences leading Online Education, and also serves as Senior Strategist for Academic Innovation in the Office of the SUNY Provost. She also enjoys an appointment in the UB Department of Communication as an Adjunct Associate Professor. Lisa leads strategic development of online programs within the School, promoting interdisciplinary opportunities, and leads coordination of program delivery.

Her SUNY portfolio included leadership of FLEXspace™ (Flexible Learning Environments eXchange) a global open education repository of learning environment exemplars now adopted by 1,600 institutions across 78 countries. Lisa also manages the SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology and OER program to support the Chancellor's strategic initiatives and serves as the SUNY Partner Manager for Coursera.

Research interests are focused on faculty and administrative choice of technology adoption, with publications in EDUCAUSE, the Encyclopedia of Distance and Online Learning, the College and University Media Review, ACUTA and various conference presentations and research reports. She lives on the shore of Lake Ontario with her husband Jim where they attempt to sail into as many ports as possible each summer!

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The awards are taking place LIVE at InfoComm 2024 on Monday, June 10, 2024, at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club, from 6pm to 9pm.

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