Published March 07, 2022 by Bowdoin News

Michael Cato Finalist for Technology Leaders Award

Michael Cato, Bowdoin’s senior vice president and chief information officer, has been nominated as a finalist for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) Technology Leaders Award in the education category.

Michael Cato
Michael Cato

For twenty-five years ITSMF has been one of the country's leading organizations dedicated to cultivating executive talent among Black technology professionals.

Nominations for ITSMF’s inaugural Technology Leaders Awards were received from the public; winners will be selected by an independent peer review process and announced and honored April 1, 2022, in Atlanta.

Cato was honored in October with the 2021 EDUCAUSE DEI Leadership Award and in February, he helped launch the Next Leaders Fellowship, a program that aims to build a framework to bring more Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) into the ranks of senior leadership within higher education information technology.

Bowdoin College is the lead sponsor of the NLF program in partnership with NERCOMP and EDUCAUSE, two nonprofit professional associations working to advance higher education through the use of information technology.