BIT Department's Advisory Council president, Gene Fernandez, to be inducted into UIS MIS Hall of Fame

For release:  May 11, 2017

The Department of Business Information and Technology is proud to announce that Gene Fernandez, vice president and chief technology officer at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and current president of the BIT Advisory Council, will be inducted into the University of Illinois-Springfield's Department of Management Information Systems Hall of Fame. The inaugural class of the Hall of Fame honors graduates of the MIS program who are distinguished in their field. The award is especially impressive because only three of 650 candidates will be inducted. Mr. Fernandez will attend an induction ceremony at the Midwest U.S. Association for Information Systems conference in Springfield this month.

"This is a terrific honor and we are thrilled that it will be bestowed upon such a deserving person. We look forward to working closely with Mr. Fernandez to raise the bar for research, teaching, and service in BIT," said Dr. Robin Poston, chair of the Department of Business Information and Technology.