State Fair Community College selects Collegis as academic and administrative services partner

November 3, 2003

(Maitland, Fla. and Sedalia, Mo. — October 31, 2003) — The board of trustees at State Fair Community College in Missouri has selected Collegis to help manage the school’s technology operations. The five-year, $3.3 million contract with Collegis, a higher education services company, calls for the firm to assume responsibility for all administrative systems, technical services, user services, and online and academic services.

Collegis will create a new consolidated department of Educational Technology Services (ETS) responsible for the delivery of all information technology (IT) services to the administrative and academic functions of the college. The company will also implement a centralized user services help desk, assist in the design of a new database-driven Web site, and sustain instructional technology and distance learning to support enrollment growth and student convenience.

“Collegis will allow SFCC to focus on its core mission of teaching and learning, with confidence that technology will support those endeavors,” said State Fair Community College President Marsha Drennon. “We selected Collegis because the firm focuses exclusively on colleges and universities. They have knowledge, staff and unparalleled experience and expertise.”

State Fair Community College has an enrollment of nearly 3,300 students and delivers classes or dual credit courses to 30 locations in 14 Central Missouri counties in addition to its Sedalia campus.

Collegis, based in suburban Orlando, Fla., serves more than 100 college and university clients nationwide, including two other Missouri institutions: Lincoln University in Jefferson City and Truman State University in Kirksville.

About Collegis Inc. (
Collegis provides education, business and technology services to higher education institutions, helping them better serve their constituents. Founded in 1986, Collegis helps improve the delivery of education, increase student recruitment and retention, and increase revenues while stabilizing and reducing costs. Collegis offers unparalleled knowledge, expertise and accountability exclusive to the unique needs of higher education.

About State Fair Community College (
SFCC is a comprehensive, two-year public college serving the educational needs of 14 counties in West Central Missouri. Established in 1966, the college’s mission is to serve the community by providing accessible, quality educational programs and services. SFCC offers associate of applied science and certificate degrees in nearly 30 programs. In addition to vocational-technical degrees, SFCC offers an associate of arts degree, allowing for transfer to a baccalaureate program.