2021 Summit Award Winners

The Summit Awards are a community-driven program with nominations submitted and voted on by hundreds of people from our global community! We’re honored to celebrate folks doing incredible work in partnership with the salesforce ecosystem. Join us in celebrating this year’s Summit Award winners, selected across six categories for their innovation and use of technology.

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Excellence in Student Success

This award will be given to a college or university that is using Salesforce to impact student success in a positive way.

Winner: Babson College

Finalists:

  • The Coventry University Group
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Babson College
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Excellence in Institutional Efficiency

This award is dedicated to those who are giving back time, by making workstreams more efficient.

Winner: Ivy Tech Community College, Financial Aid & Admissions

Finalists:

  • Florida State University
  • Ivy Tech Community College, Financial Aid & Admissions
  • University of Kentucky
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Dave Perry Excellence in Innovation

This award will be given to a college or university that is using Salesforce to innovate in one or more areas of the institution (Recruitment & Admissions, Student Success, Advancement, Marketing, Community Engagement, etc).

Winner: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Finalists:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • University of Arizona
Mark Flanagan - CTO, Economic Mobility Systems, Dallas County Promise

Community Champion

This award is given to an individual who consistently demonstrates thought leadership, innovation in transparency and inclusive collaboration, and unparalleled dedication to the Salesforce education community.

Winner: Mark Flanagan – CTO, Economic Mobility Systems, Dallas County Promise

Finalists

  • Mark Flanagan
  • Rebecca Joffrey
  • Frank Montoya
  • Carrie Otto
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Excellence in Career & College Prep

This award will be given to an educational institution or system (K-12) using Salesforce to prepare its students for success in college and career.

Winner: Houston Independent School District, College Readiness

Finalists:

  • Cherry Creek Public Schools, Career & Innovation in the Education Services Department
  • Houston Independent School District, College Readiness
  • San Diego County Office of Education, Office of Innovation
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Excellence in Recruitment & Admissions Innovation

This award will be given to a college or university that is using Salesforce in innovative, forward-looking ways to transform its approach to recruitment and admissions.

Winner: Southern New Hampshire University

Finalists:

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration
  • University of Alabama Birmingham, University Relations, Digital Strategy & Marketing