- President's Medal for Excellence (2012)
- Ceremony Honoring Recipient
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie
Garland C. Elmore joined the faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 1976 to develop an academic program in communication technology. He established the curriculum and degrees, recruited the faculty and staff, and directed the program. As an extension of his work in communication, he collaborated closely with faculty in music, journalism, information science, art and other disciplines to develop the curriculum and interdisciplinary degree proposals for an applied major in new and emerging media. He became a founding member of the new media faculty when the program was approved. As his faculty and administrative interests continued to converge, Elmore accepted a tenured appointment in the School of Informatics at IUPUI.
In 1989, Elmore moved into campus administration to lead the development of an information technology strategy for IUPUI. As part of the implementation, the central computing, media and telecommunication support units were merged. He served as executive director of the new organization through the transition and then became associate dean of the faculties and associate vice chancellor at IUPUI.
He was appointed to his present position, associate vice president of information technology and associate professor of informatics, in 1997, when Indiana University created the Office of the Vice President of Information Technology to provide leadership for information technology, and to extend support across all eight campuses of the institution. As associate vice president, Elmore leads the University Information Technology Services Teaching and Learning Information Technology Division, which provides technology services to faculty, students, staff and technology support professionals across eight campuses.