The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium

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The HESS Consortium News

      • 2020 HESS Consortium Summer Virtual Conference 
        on July 14-15, 2020

        The 1st annual HESS Consortium Summer Virtual Conference will be held on July 14-15, 2020. This new event for HESS will feature panels and presentations from our member institutions' leadership on topics including COVID-19 planning, security, shared services, online learning and much more.  Our ERP cohort groups will also meet together to discuss the state of their solutions and needed new functionality and licensing needs.  This will be a closed conference with no business partners or vendors.  The summer virtualconference will be for discussions and ideas shared between our members!

        Click here to view the preliminary conference agenda (login required).


      • The NEW HESS Consortium Online Leadership Community

        In an effort to help our members more closely communicate and collaborate, we have created a new service for our HESS members.  This new resource is called the HESS Consortium Online Leadership Community.  It is a LinkedIn or Facebook-like closed social media platform that allows focused groups to discuss topics, share files and collaborate at a new level!  

        Click here to login or sign-up for the new HESS Online Leadership Community
        (PLEASE NOTE: This new social community platform is for HESS member institutions and their staff ONLY)


      • COVID-19 Video:  What do you use in your work-at-home setup?
        [click here to watch a quick video]

      • National Article: Massive Operational and ERP Risks in the COVID-19 Crisis
        by Keith Fowlkes, Executive Director - The HESS Consortium
      • [click here to read this article now]


The HESS Board Votes to Waive Membership Dues for 2020-2001

The HESS Consortium was founded to help private, non-profit colleges and universities address technology operation-related issues and, of course, budget stresses are at the top of that list of issues today. 

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent stresses it has placed on our members’ resources across the country, the HESS Board of Directors has decided that we will waive membership fees for new and current members for this coming 2020-2021 year.  

If you are interested in joining HESS, click here!

HESS Consortium Member Webinars for 2020 


Campus Portal SaaS Product Overview: New HESS partner
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:00am EST online

Campus is the leading web portal and mobile app software and support services provider for Higher Education. With a team of former university executives and technologists, Campus is rapidly replacing outdated portals with a modern, cloud-hosted platform that reduces costs, saves time and connects college constituents with a personalized one-stop-shop so they can thrive and succeed. 

 

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he Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium or "The HESS Consortium" is a 501c3 non-profit, membership-run organization. The HESS Consortium is focused on collectively lowering costs and increasing collaboration between specifically private colleges and universities in the area of administrative systems and services.

The HESS Consortium is made up of chief financial officers, chief information officers as well as technology and finance directors in a diverse group of schools committed to finding efficiencies and cost savings by working with other like-minded institutions. Together, we realize that, throughout the country, private college/university Chief Information/Technology Officers (CIO) and Chief Business Officers (CBO) are mutually charged with providing mission critical administrative services in an environment of almost flat, if not decreasing, net revenues. We are asked to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative software services and related information technology to meet the increasing needs of diverse users while minimizing the resources used.

Together, we are working in lockstep with our Presidents to determine how our tasks can best be accomplished, what marketplace options may be available to better meet out needs, and what innovative solutions are being implemented in our sector across the country.  One thing is clear.  Together, we are stronger.  Learn more about our goals and how to join the HESS Consortium by clicking here.

Our Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium member institutions are:

 Our partnering state and national associations include: