Newman University Chief Information Officer Icer Vaughan has been named one of the Wichita Business Journal’s 2015 CIO Award recipients. Vaughan, who will receive the award on Nov. 17 at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, said he was surprised and humbled by the honor.
As chief information officer, Vaughan performs many of the tasks that keep Newman running smoothly but that most people may take for granted, such as maintaining the Newman computer systems and other IT-related complications.
“I often have worked jobs that occur behind the scenes,” Vaughn said in an email. “So, often my work goes unnoticed. It is very nice to get the opportunity to be acknowledged for the behind the scenes work that I perform.”
Vaughan has worked at Newman for the past 17 years and has had the role of CIO since 2011. Though he did not have anyone he wanted to thank specifically, Vaughan said his family has empowered him to achieve at the level he has reached, and to keep moving forward.
“I’m just going to keep working, doing what I do,” Vaughan said.
The Wichita Business Journal will honor 17 CIOs this year for their service in helping their organizations reach their strategic goals. The Award Luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.