SOURCE: University Business

December 06, 2010 13:00 ET

University Business Magazine and Higher One Honor Nine More Colleges & Universities for Being 'Models of Efficiency'

NORWALK, CT--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - University Business magazine and Higher One, Inc. ("Higher One") are honoring nine colleges and universities in the fall 2010 round of their 'Models of Efficiency' program. Each honoree represents 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 honor those colleges and universities that are applying the same kind of innovation and dedication to service that we're seeing from leading-edge companies in the private sector," said Tim Goral, editor-in-chief of University Business.

The magazine's latest honorees are Alfred State College, Alfred, NY; Boston University, Boston; The George Washington University, Washington, DC; University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business, Houston; Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY; Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT; University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL; Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ; and College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

"This program recognizes administrative offices for exceptional strides in efficiency," Goral said. "The Models of Efficiency are more than individual success stories; they're a wealth of ideas that we hope will be discussed and replicated on other campuses."

Full descriptions of honorees' projects, as well as application information for upcoming rounds, can be found at www.universitybusiness.com/modelsofefficiency.

"We're proud to partner with University Business to recognize nine more colleges and universities for their efforts to set new standards of efficiency," said Dean Hatton, CEO of Higher One, a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and provide enhanced service to students. "The innovative ideas and practices we are seeing from colleges and universities in the country are an inspiration to us all as we strive to streamline operations and improve services in higher education business offices all over."

About University Business
University Business is the leading publication for senior managers at colleges and universities throughout the United States, reaching 46,000 leaders who manage offices such as enrollment, technology, facilities, and academic affairs. Website: www.universitybusiness.com.

About Higher One
Founded in 2000, Higher One (NYSE: ONE) is a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and provide 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 more than 5.3 million students at distinguished public and private higher education institutions nationwide. More information about Higher One can be found at www.HigherOne.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Melissa Ezarik
    University Business managing editor
    (203) 663-0136
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    Colleen Coletta
    University Business media relations
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