Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) has signed a 41-state pricing agreement with Corel offering significant discounts on creative software to MHEC public and private not-for-profit institutions, K-12 districts and schools, city, states, and local governments within the member states. Effective immediately, the contract also includes the Compact’s sister regions in the Southeast – the Southern Regional Education Board and the West- the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Through the contract, significant discounts on Corel’s collection of creative software are available to faculty, staff. Students will also be eligible to purchase under the MHEC agreement.
“This was a high priority for our Technologies Committee,” explained MHEC President Larry Isaak. “When the committee met last winter they expressed the strong need for alternatives in creative software. We are very pleased with their outcome and selection of Corel.”
The agreement was as a result of a Request for Proposal conducted by MHEC for creative software in the design, print, media and web category. “As a member of this RFP committee, we took a very serious look at the job of evaluating the functionality of design software and focused on meeting campus faculty and administrative needs,” explained Karl Lutzen, information security officer for Missouri University of Science & Technology and chair of the Compact’s RFP committee. “Folks will find the Corel contract offers a great solution for their design needs.”
“We are eager to share with our member states this new solution,” added Isaak. “We believe Corel’s wide range of creative software tools and affordable prices will be welcomed at our institutions.” Additional information on the Corel contract is available on MHEC’s e-commerce site where all technology programs and services are housed. Please see http://www.mhectech.org.
The Midwestern Higher Education Compact saves members time and money with technology, insurance, and tuition savings. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the Compact consists of twelve member states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Statutorily created, the member states’ five commissioners are appointed and are leaders from higher education, the legislature, and the governor’s office. Commissioners meet twice a year and will meet again June 5-6, in St. Paul, MN, for their Executive Committee meeting and on November 16-18 in Milwaukee, WI for the annual commission meeting and policy summit. The commission is currently chaired by The Honorable Sheila Harsdorf, senator for the Wisconsin State Legislator. For more information about the Compact, please visit http://www.mhec.org or call 612-677-2777, or for specific questions about the technology contracts and services, contact Nathan Sorensen, strategic information technology (IT) procurement officer, at nathans(at)mhec(dot)org or 612-677-2767.
Corel is one of the world's top software companies providing some of the industry’s best-known graphics, productivity and digital media products. Boasting the most comprehensive portfolio of innovative software, we've built a reputation for delivering solutions that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of creativity and productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for innovation, design and value.
For additional information on the Corel/MHEC Master Price Agreement for Creative Software, including a detailed list of included states, purchase eligibility, licensing options visit the FAQ and product information, please visit http://www.corel.com/mhec.