NNIP Selects Sharon Kandris of IUPUI Polis Center as the Network Steward of the Year

The Polis Center   (Indianapolis)

May 2018

NNIP has selected Sharon Kandris, Associate Director of The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), as the 2018 winner of the Network Steward of the Year Award.  The award was created in September 2016 to recognize a NNIP Partner staff member who goes above and beyond expectations to strengthen the connectivity among Partners, increase knowledge sharing, and raise the profile of the network.

Sharon Kandris

In addition to supporting her peers, Sharon serves as an ambassador for the NNIP network, expanding awareness of NNIP to new audiences, such as the Assessment Institute for Higher Education or the URISA GIS conference. The network would not be the same without her contributions.

Sharon has almost two decades of experience helping local organizations use data to improve their decision making.  She has directed the design and implementation of several online community information systems, data dashboards, and advanced visualization tools, including the Iong-standing SAVI Community Information System and the award-winning IndyVitals. She served on the NNIP Executive Committee from 2004 to 2006.

Urban and NNIP partner staff sincerely appreciate all that Sharon does to support the network. We also thank Noah Urban of Data Driven Detroit for nominating Sharon and the Network Steward Award's 2018 review committee: John Cruz (St. Louis) and Rob Pitingolo (Urban Institute).