The Class of 2023: Celebrating 13 Outstanding AV/IT Teams of Higher Ed

Higher Ed AV/IT Teams
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I have been covering the AV industry for more than 20 years, and I can categorically state that I’ve never met a community of peers more willing to share ideas than those in higher education. There’s always a bit of friendly coorpertition, but everyone quickly supports their counterparts and helps to celebrate each other's accomplishments.

The individuals on the AV/IT team are the unsung heroes of the university campus. Their work helps ensure classroom technology is up-and-running, easy to use, and engaging. They are on the front line when new technologies are announced that will benefit the campus and classroom. Their work contributes to the university's bottom line by attracting new students and maintaining current students. 

It’s with great pleasure that AV Technology contributing writer Macy O’Hearn, and I can help the AV/IT teams from 13 colleges and universities from around the globe celebrate the completion of AV/IT projects at their respective institutions.

While at InfoComm 2022, James King, assistant director of AV Services at UNLV’s Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, was excited to share with me that he was part of the AV Services team, which was formed to support the AV needs of the school of medicine. As if supply chain issues hadn’t been enough of a challenge during the past few years, the team was formed just six months before the opening of the Medical Education Building. Check out the AV/IT Teams opening feature. I think you’ll be as impressed as I was.

Check out the fine work from all 13 AV/IT teams:


City University of Hong Kong

Bridgewater State University, Cyber Range and Security Operations Center

Hinds Community College, Workforce Division

Husson University, School of Technology and Innovation

North Carolina State University, James B. Hunt Jr. Library

North Carolina State University

Research Institute Against Digestive Cancer

Sonic College

Stevens Institute of Technology

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine

University of Southern California, Digital Creative Lab

University of Québec in Montreal, School of Management

Virginia Tech, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

Congratulations to each of the AV/Teams for outstanding work!

Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology (AVT). She 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. Davis moderates several monthly AV/IT roundtables and enjoys facilitating and engaging in deeper conversations about the complex topics shaping the ever-evolving AV/IT industry. She explores the ethos of collaboration, hybrid workplaces, experiential spaces, and artificial intelligence to share with readers. Previously, she developed the TechDecisions brand of content sites for EH Publishing, named one of the “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 25 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. 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. Connect with her on LinkedIn