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The Higher Education User Group continues expansion and welcomes three new Premier Partners

By Brittany Moon posted 12-06-2021 10:32 AM

  

The Higher Education User Group continues expansion and welcomes three new Premier Partners

In an effort to foster a global community for sharing collective knowledge, capabilities, and resources, the HEUG recently embarked towards a significant business model shift with a focus on growing and improving the information and services rendered to their community members. The inclusion of these three “new big names” exhibits HEUG`s commitment towards this new direction.

The Higher Education User Group (HEUG), one of the leading user communities in higher education and the public sector, in an announcement welcomed Accenture, Deloitte and Ellucian to the group`s expanding portfolio of premier vendor partners and sponsors.

In an effort to foster a global community for sharing collective knowledge, capabilities, and resources, the HEUG recently embarked towards a significant business model shift with a focus on growing and improving the information and services rendered to their community members. The inclusion of these three “new big names” exhibits HEUG`s commitment towards this new direction.

Kari Branjord, SVP Digital Transformation, Ellucian, added "We are thrilled to be part of the HEUG community, and look forward to engaging with member institutions to address the most pressing challenges facing today’s students, faculty and administrators. HEUG represents the very best in collaboration -- bringing together technology leaders with a shared focus on improving the higher ed experience and creating better opportunities for learners.”

Michael Russell, HEUG President, commenting on the model shift and the addition of, Accenture, Deloitte and Ellucian to the group of sponsors, stated, “Through our 25-year journey, we have aimed to organize and transform institutional capabilities by exchanging ideas and solutions among a growing group of community users. I believe the addition of these three incredible partners is a step that will help us enhance the community experience as a whole.”

The addition of new partners now enables HEUG and its partners to expedite and augment sharing of knowledge among institutions around the globe. It also aims to expand the knowledge base, build skills & expertise, enhance efficiencies, and ultimately improve the member experience. As stated by Deloitte's managing director, Betty Fleurimond, who leads the company's US Higher Education Cloud ERP Portfolio, "The HEUG ecosystem is an invaluable alliance for Deloitte. The sense of community and power of the collection continues to be both a strength and a differentiator. Deloitte is honored to participate at the Premier level."

Commenting on the incorporation of these new partnerships and the community`s growing user-base, Kelly Wilker, HEUG Vice President of Engagement, commented, “We are focused on illustrating industry best practices, along with knowledge sharing and lessons learned and now with Accenture, Deloitte and Ellucian onboard, the community will have access to a wealth of experience from industry leaders.”

Ryan Gaetz, Accenture Managing Director – Global Workday Education and Government Lead, said, "Accenture's top priority continues to be supporting our clients and the higher education community, and so we are thrilled to sponsor HEUG at the Premier level. We welcome this partnership as another way for us to learn from and connect with the higher education community, and we are also excited about the additional opportunities for Accenture to demonstrate the immense value that we can bring to campuses."

Steve Harris, SVP & Chief Revenue Officer, Ellucian “Like HEUG, Ellucian is solely focused on serving the higher education community and has a long history of working with institutions to solve for the unique challenges of this industry. We look forward to engaging in the HEUG community as we work together to improve the future for learners everywhere.”

Brittany Moon, HEUG Executive Director added, “The power of the HEUG has always been in its members. I am excited about how the addition of Accenture, Deloitte and Ellucian will bring a new level of information, experiences and support for our member institutions across the globe. These amazing partners will help institutions maximize their technology investments as well as provide additional professional development opportunities at all levels.”

About the Higher Education User Group
The Higher Education User Group™ (HEUG™) is a Non-Profit, international organization consisting of Higher Education institutions and Public Sector Organizations. HEUG’s mission is to educate and advocate by facilitating the sharing of ideas, information, and experiences among its members, and to provide a unified and effective independent voice to our system partners. The HEUG represents over 35,000 members across 900 campuses in 37 countries across the globe. It includes a wide range of institutions, from community colleges to small liberal arts colleges, to large research universities and state university systems. For more information, please visit https://www.heug.org.

 


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