The California State University system selects Collegis for six-month Academic Technology Strategy Project

November 11, 2002

(Maitland, Fla. and Long Beach, Calif. — November 12, 2002) — The California State University (CSU), the nation’s largest university system, today announced it will develop an Academic Technology Strategy to ensure that its growing investment in technology will reap academic dividends for its students and instructors. As a first step toward accomplishing this goal, the CSU agreed to a six-month contract with Collegis (, the leading provider of comprehensive technology services to higher education. Collegis is based in suburban Orlando, Fla.

The contract calls for CSU and Collegis to conduct focus group sessions at seven of the 23 CSU campuses to provide a profile of current academic technology best practices and needs within the university system. A planning group of faculty leaders and academic administrators will then use that academic technology profile and the core CSU principles of affordable statewide access and academic quality to develop a series of proposed academic technology initiatives responsive to the state’s growing demand for services from the CSU. These initiatives will then be reviewed and evaluated within the system. The most appropriate and cost-effective initiatives will be implemented at CSU campuses with system support. Collegis will facilitate the planning process and offer expert advice based on its extensive national experience with academic technology.

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed believes the planning process will assist the CSU campuses in finding ways to collaborate and share academic resources through the economies of scale that a systemwide academic technology strategy can engender.

The CSU has already put in place a system-wide networking infrastructure and administrative system that will serve as the technology foundation for the Academic Technology Strategy. The CSU will now use that technology foundation to move to the next level of service to the state by using Collegis to facilitate a timely planning process informed by national trends and best practices in academic technology.

Collegis, the leading provider of comprehensive technology services to higher education, provides strategic services, technology management, learning technology solutions and curriculum solutions to more than 100 college and university clients nationwide. The privately held corporation was founded in 1986.

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

About The California State University

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, nearly 407,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. Visit the CSU Web site at

Matt Gomez

Director of Media Relations

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