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Models of Efficiency: Summer 2010 Honorees

Saving time, saving money, enhancing service
University Business, Jul 2010

The financial pressures on institutions and the scrutiny on spending continue. But campus administrative offices also continue to find new ways to change their practices for the better.

As the stories of our Summer 2010 Models of Efficiency honorees demonstrate, there are a multitude of good ideas being implemented that streamline processes without reducing the quality of service that campus constituents deserve, and in many cases expect.

Each Models of Efficiency honoree’s application was evaluated internally by the University Business editorial team, as well as by two higher education administrators:

  • Henry Saas, bursar at Xavier University (Ohio)
  • Lisa Vinciguerra, assistant director of Student Accounts at State University of New York at Oswego.

The stand-out entries highlighted efficiency improvements that solved a challenge being faced by the administrative office, quantified the effort, and had a strong impact on department resources and on service to students and/or other constituents.

Their stories may well inspire action in your own office.

•Repositioning Positions
Hegi Family Career Development Center, Southern Methodist University

• Green Is Good
Office of Advancement, Southern Polytechnic State University

• Providing Proof, Pronto
Financial Aid, Palm Beach State College

• Trends With Benefits
Department of Human Resources, Ramapo College of New Jersey

• Blackboard Jumble
Center for Teaching & Learning, Regent University

• Timely Advice
Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa

• Following Freshmen
Office of Student Success and Retention, Utah Valley University


This program is made possible through the generous support of Higher One.