Rowan University Awarded for Use of New Technologies

An international technology and marketing company, IDG, honored Rowan University with a 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award for the university’s use of new technologies. In recent years, Rowan transformed its data analytics program to be accessible and usable by employees at all levels.

Rowan’s data analytics program, led by the Division of Information Resources & Technology (IRT), has effectively and efficiently attracted and retained students. IRT has been successful in doing so through its partnership with the Division of Student Affairs to create models that predicted student enrollment at the university.

“The FutureEdge 50 Award recognizes my team’s exceptional work in developing tools that allow for meaningful and timely data analysis throughout Rowan University,” said Dr. Mira Lalovic-Hand, Senior VP of IRT and Chief Information Officer. “These tools, techniques, and methodologies have helped drive increases in applications, enrollment, and student body diversity.”

The FutureEdge 50 Award is presented by IDG’s CIO Executive Council and recognizes organizations that are innovating new technologies to advance their business for the future.

In December, Rowan was awarded a $100,000 grant by the New Jersey State Board of Public Utilities to study expanding electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in local underserved communities. Rowan continues to lead initiatives that grow our region’s innovation economy.