The Class of 2022: Celebrating 10 AV/IT Teams in Higher Ed

Best of Class 2022
(Image credit: Future)

Welcome to the series in which we celebrate the AV/IT teams within the higher education community who work together to ensure students, faculty, and staff are supported with technologies to enhance and enable seamless learning and teaching experiences.

We reached out to colleges and universities to submit projects they were proud of the overall accomplishment. This collection of ten stories isn’t a competition for the biggest or perceived best. The intent is to celebrate teamwork and outcomes.

Appropriately, the first story was submitted by someone who doesn’t need an introduction. He recently delivered a virtual keynote address at the WHERS Global Education Summit to “an esteemed group of attendees from the #UnitedNations, gov’t policymakers, #HigherEd leaders, & acclaimed faculty.” I’ve often said that I don’t know how Joe Way gets any work done because he gives so much of his time to the industry and his peers in higher education—here in the US and around the world. And despite any hurdles, he always manages to have fun along the way and is always quick to give credit to his fantastic team.

Below are links to the ten AV/IT teams from higher education that are featured in the Class of 2022. 

And because I always appreciated being able to turn in my assignment late and still have it count, watch for more to appear. 

AV/IT teams in higher ed, reach out to me at to feature your project. 

The AV/IT Teams Class of 2022

Best in Class of 2022: Grand Valley State University

Best in Class of 2022: Indiana University

Best in Class of 2022: Iowa State University

Best in Class of 2022: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Heritage College

Best in Class of 2022: Pepperdine University

Best in Class of 2022: University of Guelph

Best in Class of 2022: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Best in Class of 2022: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Best in Class of 2022: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Best in Class of 2022: University of Southern California

Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology. Davis enjoys exploring the ethos of experiential spaces as well as diving deep into the complex topics that shape the AV/IT industry. In 2012, the TechDecisions brand of content sites she developed for EH Publishing was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 20 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. From 2000 to 2008, Davis was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Electronic House. From 2009 to present, as the principal of CustomMedia.Co, Davis developed content plans and delivered content for associations such as IEEE Standards Association and AVIXA, content marketing for Future Plc, and numerous AV/IT companies. Davis was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners, and sampling local IPAs.