Collegis signs five-year technology management agreement with Seattle University
(Maitland, Fla. and Seattle, Wash. — November 25, 2002) —
With a pledge to extend its Jesuit mission for teaching and student learning, Seattle University has agreed to an investment in technology to help enhance and support the quality of its academic and administrative systems.
The university has selected Collegis, the leading provider of comprehensive technology services to higher education, to lead its technology management efforts. Collegis, with more than 100 college and university clients nationwide, including the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, is based in suburban Orlando, Fla.
Initial plans include the upgrade of a student, financial, human resource and institutional advancement system; Web services, including the creation of a convenient, online student information portal; and additional academic computing and network services.
The five-year agreement takes effect Dec. 1.
The Collegis-Seattle University agreement also includes opportunities for the advancement of learning technologies, such as Web-enhanced coursework, and the overall improvement of communication among university departments. Additional projects involve improved student access to online registration, institutional data warehousing, and the comprehensive enhancement of user services to promote a greater sense of community among students, faculty and staff.
“This serious commitment to improved teaching and learning reflects the 400-year-old mission of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in service to our community of learners and educators,” said Father Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., president of Seattle University. “This agreement with Collegis will allow Seattle University to become more effective and efficient in our efforts to attract and serve students, faculty and staff. Collegis’ reputation for higher education technology expertise will help our university focus on what we do best, while tapping into the power and promise of well-managed technology to complement our educational and community service goals.”
The agreement with Seattle University brings to 13 the number of Catholic higher education institutions served by Collegis, including two other Jesuit institutions: Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif., and Regis University in Denver, Colo.
About Collegis Inc.
Founded in 1986, Collegis Inc. is a leading provider of integrated strategic advisory, education delivery and technology management solutions to higher education institutions in the United States. The Company’s solutions address an array of technology-related issues facing colleges and universities, including institutional strategic assessment and planning, implementation of learning technology initiatives, new curricula design and long-term management of technology resources. The Company’s integrated service offering, in contrast to a single-point solution, enables clients to achieve an identifiable return on investment from a strategic, operational and financial perspective. Visit the Collegis Web site at www.collegis.com
About Seattle University
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. It is the largest, most diverse and most comprehensive independent university in the Northwest. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled in 44 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs, including doctoral programs in law and education. U.S. News and World Report ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a wide array of undergraduate and master’s degree programs. Visit the Seattle University Web site at www.seattleu.edu
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