$272,500 Technology In-Kind Grants Awarded to Higher Education Institutions

Campus Consortium In-Kind Grants supported two schools to improve student experience, manage a mobile work force and provide a secure online environment.

September 3, 2021: Campus Consortium, a nonprofit technology organization, announced today that it collaborated with EdTech partners BlackBeltHelp and QuickLaunch™ to award $272,500 of Technology In-Kind Grants to Chicago State University and Vermont State Colleges. The in-kind grants are intended to provide a supportive and secure online experience for students, faculty and staff. The recent awards subsidized the cost of cloud-based systems including Single Sign-On, Password Manager with MFA, Adaptive MFA, Automated Provisioning, Mobile App and Simplify AI Chatbot.

“Our goal is that the Simplify AI Chatbot solution will provide our students and broader community with accessible 24×7 technical support, communicates relevant and timely responses to their frequently asked questions and benefits that in doing so, it will free up our IT staff with more time to provide more direct face to face and personalized support to our community students,” said Kellie Campbell, Chief Information Officer at Vermont State Colleges.

“Our goal is that the Simplify AI Chatbot solution will provide our students and broader community with accessible 24×7 technical support, communicates relevant and timely responses to their frequently asked questions and benefits that in doing so, it will free up our IT staff with more time to provide more direct face to face and personalized support to our community students,” said Kellie Campbell, Chief Information Officer at Vermont State Colleges. 

“Our goal is that the Simplify AI Chatbot solution will provide our students and broader community with accessible 24×7 technical support, communicates relevant and timely responses to their frequently asked questions and benefits that in doing so, it will free up our IT staff with more time to provide more direct face to face and personalized support to our community students,” said Kellie Campbell, Chief Information Officer at Vermont State Colleges. 

“Our in-kind grants are designed to help K-12 schools and Higher Education institutions acquire easy to manage, affordable and secure EdTech solutions. To meet student expectations and improve academic and administrative services, schools continue to transition to cloud based learning and working environments. Campus Consortium provides access to industry experts and partnership agreements with Ed tech vendors who collaborate to offer institutions cost-effective services, said Karl Horvath, Ph.D., President at Campus Consortium.

To know more about Campus Consortium Technology In-Kind Grants, please visit – https://www.campusconsortium.org/philanthropy/grant-programs/

About Chicago State University

Chicago State University is a public university in Chicago, Illinois. CSU is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The college offers graduate and undergraduate courses.

For more information, please visit – https://www.csu.edu/

About Vermont State Colleges

The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) is the system of public colleges in the U.S. state of Vermont. It was created by act of the Vermont General Assembly in 1961. There are presently four colleges in the VSCS consortium, including Castleton University, Community College of Vermont, Northern Vermont University, and the Vermont Technical College. Over 11,000 students are enrolled in these colleges.

For more information, please visit – https://www.vsc.edu/

About Campus Consortium

Founded in 2003, the Campus Consortium is a leading nonprofit technology association with hundreds of institutions and organizations in the Education and Healthcare sectors. The Campus Consortium mission is to help members reduce the time, cost, and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared resources, lessons learned, and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel when adopting new technologies.

To know more about Campus Consortium, please visit CampusConsortium.org or write to us at info@campusconsortium.org.

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