University Business Magazine and Higher One Honor Eight Colleges and Universities as “Models of Efficiency”

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University Business magazine and Higher One Inc. are honoring eight colleges and universities in the Summer 2013 round of their “Models of Efficiency” program.

University Business magazine and Higher One Inc. are honoring eight colleges and universities in the Summer 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 requiring fewer staff hours, and at a lower cost.

“A high level of creative thinking is evident in the efforts put forth by this round of honorees,” said Tim Goral, senior editor of University Business. “These eight higher ed institutions stepped outside the box to achieve maximum efficiency results, and we’re pleased to honor their accomplishments.”

The Summer 2013 honorees are: American Public University System (W.Va.), which is being honored for two efforts; Carthage College (Wis.); Ivy Tech Community College (Ind.); LDS Business College (Utah); The University of Oklahoma; Royal Roads University (Canada); Texas A&M Health Science Center; and Walsh College (Mich.)

Full descriptions of the Summer 2013 honorees’ efforts, as well as application information for upcoming rounds, can be found at September 3 is the next deadline for submission.

“The eight colleges and universities being honored in the Summer 2013 round of Models of Efficiency have raised the bar in operational and business process improvement,” said Miles Lasater, president and chairman of Higher One, the program’s sponsor. “These winners have proven that no problem is too large when teams collaborate, 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 82,000 leaders who manage offices such as enrollment, technology, business, finance, 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 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 1,600 campuses and more than 13 million students at distinguished public and private institutions nationwide. More information about Higher One can be found at

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