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Media Alert: Apogee Announces Second and Third Installments of Webinar Series on the Benefits of Managed Technology Services for Higher Education

March 9, 2022

Webinars Will Feature Campus Cabinet Leaders from HBCUs and Large Public Universities

AUSTIN, Texas (March 10, 2022) Apogee, a leading managed technology services provider solely focused on higher education, today announced the second and third installments in its webinar series to highlight how campuses across the country are partnering with the company to unlock time to drive innovation and exceptional student experiences.

On March 24, campus leaders from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will discuss the role that Apogee managed technology services played in helping to rebuild their infrastructure and free up IT staff time to focus on innovations that drive HBCU differentiation.

On March 31, the discussion with two campus leaders at large public universities will focus on the need to drive a residence hall “renaissance” and the role that Apogee ResNet services can play in delivering a modern residential experience that impacts student success.

The first webinar, which was held on Feb. 24, focused on how colleges and universities can effectively innovate and address budget challenges with managed IT services. Led by Apogee Chief Executive Officer Scott Drossos, a panel of campus leaders from Centenary College, Eureka College, and Ithaca College discussed how they partner with Apogee to offload network operations so that their IT teams can tackle strategic projects essential to institutional resilience and financial health.

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Webinar 2: How 3 HBCUs Rebuilt Technology Services

When: March 24 at 2 p.m. CDT

What: Campus leaders will address how HBCUs can reset their technology foundation to lead innovation in higher education, drive civic change, and influence our culture.

“HBCUs have a rich history of creating a supportive and empowering learning community for their students. But aging technology infrastructure and limited resources threaten campus innovation and the student experience. Apogee customers will address how HBCUs can partner to rebuild technology services and unlock time to focus on innovations that drive differentiation,” Drossos commented.

Drossos will facilitate the discussion with:

  • Rick Gallot, President of Grambling State University in Grambling, La.;
  • Kimberley Marshall, CIO of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.; and,
  • Damian Clarke, CIO of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.

Key takeaways for webinar participants include learning how to:

  • Move in-house IT operations to a managed services model;
  • Achieve IT operations financial stability and predictability; and,
  • Align technology investments to campus initiatives

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Webinar 3: Residence Hall Renaissance – How IT and Housing Can Work Together for Student Success

When: March 31 at 2 p.m. CDT

What:  The third webinar of the series will answer a pressing question: How do campus Chief Housing Officers and CIOs work together to stay ahead of Gen Z demands to deliver a modern residential experience?

Drossos will facilitate a discussion with:

  • Mark Henderson, CIO of the University of Pittsburgh, Penn.; and,
  • Sarah Waters, Director of Student Housing at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

“We know that students who live on campus have higher retention and success rates than those who don’t. But to drive a residence hall renaissance that encourages on-campus living and student success, campuses must meet Gen Z demands for connectivity without limits,” stated Drossos.

Key takeaways for webinar participants include learning how to:

  • Meet and stay ahead of Gen Z technology demands;
  • Offload ResNet to free up time and resources for strategic initiatives; and,
  • Achieve budget predictability and freedom from student complaints.

REGISTER HERE

About Apogee

Established in Austin in 1999, Apogee is a leading provider of managed technology services that enable colleges and universities to innovate to enrich the campus experience and foster student vitality. Uniquely positioned to serve higher education, Apogee supports a community of more than one million students and administrators at over 400 colleges and universities nationwide. The company’s comprehensive managed services portfolio includes managed campus networks, residential networks (ResNet), campus engagement, and HDTV and streaming video. Visit Apogee at apogee.us.

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