October 16, 2019 / Vincennes University faculty member receives
prestigious cybersecurity award
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Information Technology
Department Chair and Associate Professor Jaci Lederman was presented
an Academic Instructor Circle of Excellence award by the International
Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) on Oct. 9.
She was awarded the distinction due to her commitment to
The award is a very high honor within the cybersecurity community and
the EC-Council, the largest cyber security technical certification
body in the world. It formally recognizes instructors within North
America that excel each year with lasting impacts on their students’
cybersecurity education and local communities.
“Jaci is an excellent instructor and leader. She works diligently to
ensure that Vincennes University Information Technology students
receive a quality education. Jaci is very deserving of the Circle of
Excellence Award,” Dean of VU’s College of Business and Public Service
Anna Miller said.
Lederman accepted the award during the EC-Council Partner Awards gala
in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Both the education and information technology professions have
elements of staying on top of what’s next, what’s trending, and the
opportunity to be creative,” Lederman said. “I enjoy taking those
challenges in both professions. I am absolutely honored to receive
this award in cyber security education. I believe it is my
responsibility to do my part in preparing the next generation of
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VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
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VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17
countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with
residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
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