The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium

HESS Announcements & Events


      • The NEW HESS Consortium Online Leadership Community (OLC)

        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!  Our HESS OLC community has just passed 200 active registered members!  If you are a HESS institution, join the discussions on the HESS OLC today!

        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)


      • Monthy HESS Webinars with business partners, consultants and members are listed on our community leadership site here. (member login required)

Previous HESS Webinar Recordings & National Articles

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!

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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: