Purpose of the MHEC Technologies Community

Technology’s role in higher education is increasingly diverse, continually evolving, and embedded in the fabric of institutional operations. The Technologies Community engages IT innovators and specialists from services areas for technology, academia, students, and administration. The community provides strategic guidance to MHEC on technology-related topics in support of the mission of higher education institutions and states in the Midwest.  

View a list of the current Technologies Community. If you are interested in learning more contact

Technology Advisory Groups

Advisory groups are comprised of members of technologies community who have an interest in or are focused on areas of specific interest. The advisory groups are:

  1. Creative Software
  2. Academic Technologies
  3. Information Security
  4. Infrastructure
  5. Emerging Perspectives
  6. Comprehensive Learner Records

The advisory groups provide flexibility for small groups to focus on specific areas of interest to the higher education technology community. This work may be strategic and collaborative in nature, or may be very tactical. Work may include initial analysis of potential technology contracting opportunities, collaboration with policy initiatives, feedback on technology challenges, or other areas as needed. If you are interested in participating in one of these advisory groups, contact Deb Kidwell.

Technology Interest Areas:


Contracts have been established for a variety of technology needs such as computers, software, printers and peripherals, and data and networking. Link to MHEC’s Technology Contracts.

Accessibility Resources

MHEC has compiled a list of resources for accessibility. Coming Soon.


MHEC offers webinars that may be of interest to the technology community. Recordings of those webinars are available on MHEC’s YouTube channel.

Quarterly Technology Newsletters  

Subscribe on our Contact-Us page by selecting “Technologies” and any additional categories from the subscription options.


Technologies Executive Committee
Ross Berndt Minnesota State Minnesota
John Dunning Wayne State College Nebraska
David Hansen South Dakota Board of Regents South Dakota
Dirk Huggett North Dakota University System North Dakota
Aric Kirkland Eastern Michigan University Michigan
Loren Malm Ball State University Indiana
Marty Mark University of Northern Iowa Iowa
Angela Neria Pittsburg State University Kansas
John Rathje Kent State University Main Campus Ohio
Chet Strebe Northcentral Technical College Wisconsin
Contact me for more information

Deb Kidwell