As a University of Iowa alumnus, Edudzi T. Etsey, commonly known as Eddie, has over 20 years of sports & information technology and customer service experience. He was promoted to UI Associate Athletics Director, Chief Technology Officer, and sport administrator in August, 2021.
In his work, Eddie is known as a tirelessly positive individual who will go out of his way to offer assistance. His innovative and creative problem solving skills have aided him in developing processes, designing workflows, improving efficiencies, and leading several key projects within the University of Iowa and it’s community. His focus on bringing people together to solve problems and learn from one another helps make the university a more welcoming place.
Beyond his work, Eddie is dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, including colleagues, employees, and students. His passion for education and promoting diversity and intercultural awareness has landed him many nominations for awards, including the 2009 David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award for Public Service and the 2014 Board of Regents Staff Excellence award winner.In the community, Eddie works diligently to advocate for those without a voice and empowers the youth. His involvement in the community ranges from serving as a job coach for people with disabilities, serving on the Board of Directors for the Crisis Center, coaching soccer, to leading groups internationally for service projects such as setting up a library, providing school supplies to children and working with Nonprofits in Ghana, West Africa. Aside being an advocate and philanthropist, Eddie brings a lot fun and energy to all does.