Collegis renews and extends technology contracts with two higher education clients in South Florida

August 18, 2003

St. Thomas University, a private, Catholic university in Miami, agreed to a two-year, nearly $1.9 million technology management services contract extension with Collegis. The new agreement re-focuses, enhances and re-affirms the scope of services for an original business agreement signed by Collegis and STU in 1994.

STU received positive return on investment (ROI) from its previous agreement with Collegis, highlighted by a savings of more than $150,000 during the upgrade of a Datatel student administrative system. Collegis also helped assist in the writing of the technology component of a $2.1 million U.S. Department of Education Title V grant for learning technologies at the largely Hispanic-serving institution.

Edison College, based in Fort Myers, Naples, and Punta Gorda, Fla. and a Collegis technology management client since 1998, agreed to a nearly three-year contract extension through June 2006. Collegis had previously led Edison through the necessary technology and security upgrades associated with Y2K and the implementation of SCT Banner, a fully integrated higher education management system. The extension enables Collegis to continue its successful management and maintenance of all administrative computing services at all three Edison campuses in five of Florida’s southwest counties.

“This is more than just a continuation of a partnership with Collegis; it’s a celebration of our record of success with the implementation of SCT Banner,” said Robert R. Jones, district senior vice president of administration and finance at Edison College. “This is a vote of confidence in Collegis for an ongoing, successful relationship with Edison College, its students, faculty and staff.”

Collegis serves more than 100 college and university clients nationwide including seven in Florida: STU, Edison, Saint Leo University, Valencia Community College, Hillsborough Community College, Broward Community College and University of West Florida. Collegis has corporate headquarters in suburban Orlando, Fla.

About Collegis Inc.

Founded in 1986, Collegis Inc. provides technology-related services to higher education. Collegis helps colleges and universities advance their technology by managing networks, supporting academic and administrative applications and by redesigning curriculum programs for today’s learners. Collegis partners with institutions to stabilize IT costs, increase revenues and better serve students and faculty by offering unparalleled knowledge, expertise and accountability with product-neutral technology services and solutions exclusive to higher education. Visit the Collegis Web site at

About St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University, founded in 1961 as Biscayne College, is a four-year, private Catholic university under the sponsorship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami. The Archdiocese in 1988 conferred upon St. Thomas University the distinction of being the only Catholic Archdiocesan sponsored university in the State of Florida. Visit the St. Thomas University Web site at

About Edison College (formerly Edison Community College)

Edison College has enrolled and served more than 185,000 students in Southwest Florida since its founding in 1962. Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are offered at Edison as well as various certificate programs. Edison College is governed by its District Board of Trustees composed of nine representatives from Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. The members are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor of Florida. Currently, nearly 350 professional and support staff members provide the full-time instructional and support services for the more than 13,000 credit and 10,000 non-credit students who participate in Edison courses and programs each year. Visit the Edison College Web site at


Matt Gomez

Director of Media Relations

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