Deb Kidwell serves as the director of technology initiatives for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. In this role, she manages the Technology Community and works with new technology trends and opportunities. She has worked with technology procurement in higher education for over 25 years, and was an institutional volunteer for MHEC's Technologies Committee for 15 of those years. Prior to working for the Compact, Deb most recently was the procurement director at Lincoln University of Missouri. She received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and her master's degree in Marketing from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Deb began working for the Compact in February 2022.