SOURCE: BoardVantage

November 18, 2008 07:30 ET

Howard University Selects BoardVantage

Board Portal Streamlines Communication to Geographically Dispersed Board

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Howard University has selected BoardVantage for the electronic distribution of written and digitized materials to the University's Board of Trustees.

Artis Hampshire-Cowan, J.D., Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, comments, "The Howard University Board of Trustees includes a dynamic cadre of global leaders engaged in diverse industries. The BoardVantage portal will allow the timely and efficient distribution of materials and enhance the support to our very busy, dedicated and geographically dispersed Trustees."

"Educational institutions have governance demands that are not always appreciated outside of their domain," said Joe Ruck, president and CEO, BoardVantage. "With a growing roster of clients in higher education, BoardVantage has developed expertise and functionality that serves their needs well. We are honored that Howard University recognizes this investment and has selected BoardVantage for their Board of Trustees."

About Howard University

Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, 19 Fulbright Scholars and 10 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information about Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

About BoardVantage

BoardVantage is the leading provider of secure board portals, with 200 customers -- including over 20 Fortune 100 companies. BoardVantage provides a secure and user-friendly Web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. It also provides productivity tools for creating and distributing board materials efficiently. BoardVantage is SAS 70 Type II certified, and meets or exceeds the standards of the most security conscious IT departments, including those of major financial institutions. To learn more, visit

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