Lynn University wins ACUTA's Institutional Excellence in Informational Technology Award

Prestigious award recognized Lynn for its innovative iPad initiative
Lynn University wins ACUTA's Institutional Excellence in Informational Technology Award

Published May. 21, 2014

Lynn University was recently awarded the Institutional Excellence in Information Technology award during ACUTA’s awards luncheon on April 1. Winners for the award are selected on the basis of the information technology department’s contribution to and support of the mission of its institution.

Lynn was given the award for its tablet-based learning initiative which put a transformational learning device into the hands of its students, and gave the faculty the opportunity to more creatively deliver the school’s Dialogues of Learning core curriculum. Last fall, Apple named Lynn University a Distinguished School for its 2014-2015 academic year.


Lynn University CIO Chris Boniforti was awarded the Jeri Semer Volunteer RecognitionChris Boniforti Award during ACUTA’s luncheon. According to ACUTA, the award is granted to a member who has provided extraordinary service during the year, but is not a board member or committee chair, and was established in 2012 to honor ACUTA’s late executive director.

ACUTA says Boniforti has gone “above and beyond” to serve them, and they look forward to more and ideas and opportunities that will benefit the entire ACUTA membership.

"It’s a true honor receiving both of these recognitions from a great association,” said Boniforti.

In addition to his role as Lynn’s CIO, Boniforti is also a member of the president’s cabinet and advises the university on technology initiatives and strategic infrastructure planning. He was named South Florida’s top CIO at the South Florida Business Journal’s 2007 technology awards. Boniforti received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and has an MBA from Lynn University.