CollegisEduprise signs technology agreement with Loyola Marymount University
Maitland, Fla. and Los Angeles, Calif. – March 14, 2002 – Loyola Marymount
University (LMU) of Los Angeles today announced a seven-year comprehensive technology
management agreement with CollegisEduprise, the leading provider of diversified
technology services to higher education.
The LMU Board of Trustees approved $6 million to fund the first year of the
contract to develop and improve academic and administrative technology infrastructure
and services at LMU’s main campus in west Los Angeles and the Loyola Law School
"This technology agreement is an important milestone for LMU and one of
several major initiatives we will be undertaking over the next few years as
we pursue our goal of becoming one of the nation’s most distinguished Catholic
universities," said the Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J., president of LMU.
"We recognize that technology is a critical enabler of everything we do
and is essential to successfully realizing our strategic initiatives as a center
of learning and thought in one of the world’s greatest cities, Los Angeles."
The plan calls for equipping and training technology staff in CollegisEduprise
methodologies, providing real time CollegisEduprise corporate expertise and
support. Responsibilities include the management of technology on campus and
online for faculty, staff and students, including expertise and support for
Banner management systems, Oracle Financials, network operations and "24
by 7" help desk support.
CollegisEduprise also pledges to meet LMU goals for improved communication,
teaching and learning among students, faculty and administrators. A suite of
Learning Technology Solutions and strategic services will be offered for the
customization of information technology initiatives across the university.
LMU is the latest in a number of substantial contracts for CollegisEduprise,
including a $26.5 million pact with Salt Lake Community College in Utah, which
was announced in December 2001, and a separate agreement of nearly $8 million
with the prestigious Claremont Graduate University near Los Angeles.
"LMU represents a major step forward for our corporation, but it is representative
of a trend toward technology management at colleges and universities that we
have seen developing for some time," said Tom Huber, president and CEO
of CollegisEduprise. "There has been a willingness and eagerness to improve
technology resources to meet ambitious strategic learning goals."
LMU joins more than 110 other higher education clients serviced by CollegisEduprise
nationwide, including 11 other Catholic institutions such as Boston College,
Seton Hall University, Mount St. Mary’s College, and Regis University. Other
clients include Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and Tulane
About CollegisEduprise, Inc.
CollegisEduprise, Inc. is the leading provider of diversified business, technology
and curriculum services to higher education. Founded in 1986, CollegisEduprise
links administrative and academic goals through strategic vision and implementation.
CollegisEduprise clients achieve dramatic returns on investments in technology
by leveraging corporate expertise and economies of scale to realize financial,
strategic and operational value on campus and online. Visit the CollegisEduprise
Web site at www.collegiseduprise.com
About Loyola Marymount University
Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University is the 8th largest of the nation’s
28 Jesuit colleges and universities and embraces the Jesuit and Marymount educational
traditions. With the strong base in the liberal arts, LMU serves nearly 5,000
undergraduates and 3,000 graduates. LMU includes four colleges (the Bellarmine
College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business Administration, the College
of Communication and Fine Arts, and the College of Science and Engineering)
as well as the School of Education, the School of Film and Television, the Graduate
Division and Loyola Law School. Visit the LMU Web site at www.lmu.edu
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