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HighEdWeb announces president, executive officers

HighEdWeb association logoThe Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb) is pleased to announce the election of a new president and appointment of a new executive committee:

President Sven Aas

Sven Aas (Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.) has served on the HighEdWeb Board of Directors since 2013, as Vice President since 2014, and as chair of two HighEdWeb New England Regional Conferences and the HighEdWeb 2017 Annual Conference.

Vice President Tom Wojciechowski (acting)

Tom Wojciechowski (Daemen College, Buffalo, N.Y.) joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Tom has acted in a variety of roles at HighEdWeb, including as Annual Conference vice chair in 2013 and 2017 and as 2015 Annual Conference chair. As well, Tom also serves as Annual Conference registration lead and is the association’s immediate past secretary.

Secretary Tonya Oaks Smith (acting)

Tonya Oaks Smith (Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.) joined the Board of Directors in 2013. Tonya has held a number of roles in the association, including as chairperson of the HighEdWeb Arkansas Regional Conference, Regional Event program lead, 2016 Annual Conference chair and Annual Conference sponsorship lead.

Treasurer Waylon Baumgardner (California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.) continues in his role as acting treasurer, to which he was appointed earlier this year.

The Executive Committee is selected from the HighEdWeb Board of Directors, the governing body of the association. The board works to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various association initiatives year-round. Currently, the board is engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process for HighEdWeb and all of its properties.

Questions? Comments? Contact HighEdWeb President Sven Aas at

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