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

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Nine departments across seven universities are recognized for their efforts in streamlining operations and improving student services

We applaud all our winners for overcoming some of today’s most difficult process challenges while providing a better environment for both the student and the university.

University Business magazine and Higher One are honoring seven colleges and universities in the spring 2013 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.

“This year, we’re seeing a heavy focus on trying to do more with less to increase turnaround time while also reducing costs,” said Tim Goral, editor-in-chief of University Business. “At the same time, these efforts are improving student satisfaction and retention, and we applaud all our winners for overcoming some of today’s most difficult process challenges while providing a better environment for both the student and the university.”

The spring 2013 honorees are: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (N.C.); Creighton University (Neb.); Johnson County Community College (Kan.); Loyola University Chicago (Ill.); Miami Dade College (Fla.), which was honored for two efforts; University of Wisconsin-Stout, also honored for two efforts; and Valdosta State University (Ga.).

Full descriptions of the spring 2013 honorees’ projects, as well as application information for upcoming rounds, can be found at

“We are pleased to be partnering with University Business for the fourth year in recognizing higher ed institutions for their operational efficiencies,” said Miles Lasater, co-founder and COO of Higher One, the program’s sponsor. “The spring 2013 Models of Efficiency winners’ solutions serve as great examples that other universities, as well as private sector companies, can follow, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

About University Business

University Business is the leading publication for senior managers at colleges and universities throughout the United States, reaching 49,000 leaders who manage offices such as enrollment, technology, facilities, and academic affairs. Website:

About Higher One

Higher One Holdings, Inc. 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 students, Higher One now serves more than half of the higher education market, providing its services to over 1,300 campuses and 10.9 million students at distinguished public and private institutions nationwide. More information about Higher One can be found at


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