Alan Kurk

University Technology Leader of the Year

Alan Kurk is the chief information officer for Texas A&M University AgriLife. Kurk is the longest-tenured CIO within the Texas A&M System, and led Texas A&M AgriLife IT operations into the cloud in 2014. Under Kurk’s leadership, by 2020 AgriLife IT had moved 99 percent of all operations into the cloud, reducing capital IT infrastructure costs by 90 percent. Kurk also developed a strategy to automate more than 95 percent of all IT processes including employee on/off boarding and self-monitoring and corrective automation technologies for various services.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop & EdScoop at Scoop News Group. Williams has spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins-and-outs of state and local government as well as higher education. Williams started his journalism career in regional journalism in his native Pennsylvania, and also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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