SOURCE: University Business

University Business

April 02, 2012 12:20 ET

University Business Magazine and Higher One Honor 16 Colleges & Universities as "Models of Efficiency"

NORWALK, CT--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - University Business magazine and Higher One are honoring 16 colleges and universities in the spring 2012 round of their Models of Efficiency program. Two of the schools were honored twice for achievements in different departments. Each honoree developed new approaches that streamline operations to deliver superior services to students and other constituents in less time and at lower cost.

Models of Efficiency is a national recognition program implemented by the magazine, in partnership with Higher One, to honor institutions of higher learning that meet the education business and technology challenges of today's campuses.

"We launched Models of Efficiency to call attention to institutions of higher learning that are creating solutions to some of the technology and business process challenges that can plague schools," said Tim Goral, editor-in-chief of University Business. "We identify schools that have created replicable solutions, so that other institutions can learn from them."

The magazine's latest honorees are: Catawba College, North Carolina; George Mason University, Virginia; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; Houston Community College, Texas; Lakeland Community College, Ohio; Mercer University, Georgia; Northwest Arkansas Community College; Ogeechee Technical College, Georgia; Salisbury University, Maryland; Texas A&M University, College Station; Texas A&M University International, Laredo; University of Central Oklahoma; University of Virginia; Victor Valley College, California; Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina; and Wilkes University, Pennsylvania. The two schools honored twice for different departments are Catawba College and Houston Community College.

Full descriptions of honorees' projects, as well as application information for upcoming rounds, can be found at

"It's a very rewarding experience to partner with University Business in recognizing operational efficiencies on campuses across the country," said Dean Hatton, CEO of Higher One, the program's sponsor. "The creativity, tenacity and determination demonstrated by Models of Efficiency winners are inspiring to us in the private sector as we continue to strive to streamline operations and improve services in higher education business offices elsewhere."

About University Business
University Business is the leading publication for senior managers at colleges and universities throughout the United States, reaching 48,000 leaders who manage offices such as enrollment, technology, facilities, and academic affairs. Website:

About Higher One

Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE) is a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and providing enhanced service to students. Through a full array of services from refunds, payments, electronic billing, payment plans and more, Higher One works closely with colleges and universities to ensure students receive Financial Aid refunds quickly, can pay tuition and bills online, make on-campus and community purchases and learn the basics of financial management.

Higher One provides its services to approximately 6.0 million students at distinguished public and private higher education institutions nationwide. More information about Higher One can be found at

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