The College of Education will honor Sandra Coffey Hofmann (B.S. ’74) as the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus at its annual Honors Day celebration on April 21.

Hofmann graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor of science in education degree in 1974. She currently serves as the president and board director of Women in Technology, a networking, career building and leadership development organization for women in the technology field, and the CIO-in-Residence at the Advanced Technology Development Center, a nationally-recognized science and technology incubator housed at the Georgia Institute of Technology that helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies.

In her 25-year career, Hofmann has successfully provided leadership to technology and manufacturing professionals at companies such as IBM, Simplex, MAPICS and Closets and More. She was named the Georgia CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA), which honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding technology leadership in Georgia and excellence in managing their organization’s enterprise wide information systems, and received GCLA’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the technology community.

In addition to her professional commitments, Hofmann works with several community organizations. She is a member of TechBridge and the Technology Association of Georgia Board of Directors, and she serves on a number of advisory boards, including AAA Auto Club Georgia, Virima, Turknett Leadership Group and the University of Georgia Terry College of Business Atlanta Leadership Symposium. Previously, she served on the board of directors for AAA Auto Club South, chair of the board of directors for the Society for Human Resource Management-Atlanta, and compensation committee chair for the AkroMetrix Board of Directors.

“Receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award honors the teachers and leaders who I’ve been so fortunate to encounter,” Hofmann said. “I credit them for providing me with skills and experiences needed to succeed and for serving as role models and mentors along the way.  I am sincerely touched to be seen as a positive reflection of the caliber of GSU College of Education alumni.”

The College of Education will hold its annual Honors Day ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Speakers Auditorium at the Georgia State University Student Center (44 Courtland Street, Atlanta).

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