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

Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:36am EST

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  NORWALK, CT, Nov 27 (Marketwire) -- 
University Business magazine and Higher One are honoring nine colleges
and universities in the winter 2012 round of their "Models of Efficiency"
program. "Models of Efficiency," a national recognition program launched
by the magazine in partnership with Higher One in 2010, honors
institutions of higher learning that meet the education business and
technology challenges of today's campuses.

    Each honoree is recognized for its efforts in streamlining operations,
resulting in improved services being provided in less time, often
utilizing fewer staff, and at a lower cost. Many of these solutions also
contribute to make the schools greener.

    "With each new round of winners, we've seen the ideas and solutions
reported by these higher ed institutions push the envelope a little
farther; they've gotten more inventive, more creative, and more results
driven," said Tim Goral, editor-in-chief of University Business. "Through
collaboration and teamwork, our nine winter 2012 winners have come up
with solutions to some of higher ed's most difficult technology and
business process challenges."

    The winter 2012 honorees are: Baldwin Wallace University (Ohio); Dallas
County Community College District (Texas); Pepperdine University's
Graziadio School (Calif.); Northern Michigan University; NorthWest
Arkansas Community College; Polk State College (Fla.); Southern
California University of Health Sciences; Texas A&M Health Science
Center; and University of West Georgia.

    Full descriptions of the winter 2012 honorees' projects, as well as
application information for upcoming rounds, can be found at 

    "It's been a very rewarding experience for us in partnering with
University Business to recognize these higher ed institutions for their
operational efficiencies," said Miles Lasater, co-founder and COO of
Higher One, the program's sponsor. "The Models of Efficiency winners
continue to set the bar high for excellence, but at the same time show
that even small projects can make a big difference. These schools inspire
the private sector, as well, as we continue to strive to streamline our
operations and improve our services. We're proud to support their

    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:

    About Higher One
 Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE) is a leading
company focused on creating cost-saving efficiencies for higher education
institutions and providing high-value services to students. Higher One
offers a wide array of technological services on campus, ranging from
streamlining the institution's performance analytics and financial aid
refund processes to offering students innovative banking services,
tuition payment plans, and the basics of financial management. Higher One
works closely with colleges and universities to allocate resources more
efficiently in order to provide a higher quality of service and education
to students.

    Founded in 2000 on a college campus by college students, Higher One now
serves more than half of the higher education market, providing its
services to over 1,250 campuses and 10.8 million students at
distinguished public and private institutions nationwide. More
information about Higher One can be found at


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