The Tambellini Group, the world’s leading independent research and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education, selected Dr. Sharon Blanton, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at The College of New Jersey, as the recipient of the 2018 Tambellini CIO of the Year Award.  This award is a recognition of excellence within higher education technology leadership.  A CIO for over 20 years, Dr. Blanton is recognized for her outstanding track record of thought leadership and successful strategic planning across multiple higher education institutions, and in her role as a board member for many organizations. She is a trusted source who has inspired people with her enterprising ideas and passionate leadership.