NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC is pleased to welcome Deirdre Woods to the Board of Directors. Woods began working with SM&W over a decade ago on Jon Huntsman Hall, a classroom building at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has since completed multiple projects with the firm. Woods recognized Shen Milsom & Wilke as an innovative and trusted partner. With 25 years of relevant experience, Ms. Woods will contribute her knowledge of 21st century instructional and research needs to enable Shen Milsom & Wilke to identify and pioneer future technology solutions for all institutions of higher learning. Woods believes technology is the key to making a better institution.
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"We are honored to have Deirdre join our Board as our first outside Board member," says Fred Shen, Founder and Chairman. "Our work together with Deirdre at the Wharton School has made her feel like a part of our team for many years. We are excited to see how this collaboration will evolve our technology practice."
"Academic and medical institutions are a mainstay of our business," says Tom Shen, Managing Partner. "I am confident that we will benefit from Deirdre's insights into the needs of educational institutions, enabling us to serve them better."
"Technology has an ever-increasing impact on research and instruction in higher education, but investment decisions are complex. My goal in joining the SM&W Board is to assist universities in making the right investments while enhancing their instructional and research capabilities. I hope we can have a positive impact on higher education across the world."
Deirdre Woods is a champion of IT. Her specialties include IT strategy and IT management in higher education. Her interests involve the impact of technology on teaching and learning. She is currently Interim Executive Director for the University of Pennsylvania's Open Learning Initiative. Previously Woods was the CIO and Associate Dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
About Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC
Shen Milsom & Wilke is an international consulting and technology design firm with expertise in Acoustic design, Audiovisual/Multimedia, Information Technology, Data Center Planning, Building Security, and Medical Equipment Planning. Founded in 1986, Shen Milsom & Wilke is headquartered in New York City and has 15 offices worldwide.
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