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Message from CEO

As I prepare for attendance at my third AACC conference since joining CampusWorks, I am reflecting on the changes in higher education and within CampusWorks in the last couple of years. The completion agenda, once thought to be a great idea without a plan, is truly impacting the ability of community college students to achieve their dreams. Yes, we have much work to do, but college communities have rallied to put in place the services, the support and the academic programs to make student dreams a reality.


CampusWorks has aligned its mission with a broader focus on higher education. Our mission is to improve society by making higher education accessible to everyone. We do this by helping our clients transform their organizations, leverage their resources, or step up their results. Oftentimes an educated, outside perspective is just the push an institution needs to take a courageous leap toward real change.


We have spent the last two years ensuring that we could deliver to the high expectations of our clients and the growing demands of students. In response to these needs we have expanded our solutions to include accreditation & compliance, planning & assessment, business process review, and optimization services.  Our leadership and mentoring practice, as well as project management and implementation services continue to remain popular.


We thank you for your confidence in us. We are delighted to partner with you to change our world one educated mind at a time.

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Liz Murphy, CEO

Profile of Liz Murphy from I Am Modern Magazine



Student Success Assessment

On the path to student success there are so many components that can and should be integrated to ensure that all college resources are aligned to meet the learner objective. Technology can inhibit the smooth flow of services or enhance their delivery. CampusWorks Student Success Assessment is a look into how your institution’s processes and technology are positioned to support your students.

David Buettner Joins Executive Advisory Board

CampusWorks is delighted to welcome Dr. David Buettner to the Executive Advisory Board. David will join the team that provides client presidents, chancellors, and senior staff with ongoing quality assurance and “peace of mind”. These Executive Advisors are available at any time to discuss confidential, critical, or challenging issues that are impacting your ability to move forward. David will also be providing much-requested strategic planning and executive leadership services to our clients.

Clients Receive Top Honors from Achieving the Dream

We are delighted to congratulate Bunker Hill Community College, MA, and Montgomery County Community College, PA, on their first-place finish for the 2014 Leah Meyer Austin Award. The Leah Meyer Austin Award was established to recognize outstanding institutional achievement in supporting and promoting student success through the creation of a culture of evidence, continuous improvement, systemic institutional change, broad engagement of stakeholders, and equity, with particular attention to low-income students and students of color.

Our Experts Recommend    

Now You See It, How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Learn  
by Cathy N. Davidson Liz Murphy and Karen Boudreau-Shea are reading this gem that creates “aha” moments every few pages. Two-thirds of the book is devoted to education. Chapter 7 opens our minds to the new pace of work and productivity.

Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates
This National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report examines the various pathways that students take to complete a college degree or certificate.  The report identifies ways that successful students can fall off the radar and finds that “community colleges often do not receive credit for the two-thirds of their students who go on to complete a four-year degree.” 

Avoiding ERP Implementation Pitfalls This Compare Business Products white paper details business issues, technical issues, and planning strategies to help you avoid potential roadblocks to a successful ERP implementation.  

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies This EDUCAUSE publication explores important questions in higher education to find the game changers that will help move education to the next level.

The Campus Computing Project See how your campus technology plans stack up. Casey Green provides a look at trends in campus computing.

EDUCAUSE CoreData Service (CDS) See if your institution’s IT spending is in line with other colleges and review other IT performance indicators.

2013 Horizon Report Learn about emerging technologies and their potential impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. 

Real Results

“CampusWorks could put out the fires in hell…”
That’s what one client chancellor said after partnering with CampusWorks for 18 months. This large, multi-campus institution was faced with a neglected infrastructure, ineffective administrative system and no technology plan. Our partnership has resulted in an approved, multi-year technology plan that received glowing comments from the accrediting board, a stable infrastructure, and a conversion to a refreshed ERP system for half the budgeted cost—a $5M savings.

A real, unsolicited note from a thankful client
“I have been extremely impressed with your team of resources.  Jerry Smith has incredible credentials and such broad experience.  Jerry is a blessing to work with.  Teri Weston and Sherree Hyde, two professionals with so much kindness and patience.  They listen to prideful people discuss their processes and with a smile simply document what they hear.  Amazing!  Last, Bret Moeller is the most recent resource to help us.  Bret is a highly technical network/infrastructure resource.  Bret came in and immediately began helping by scanning our servers for vulnerabilities and now is going to help us complete our backup solution.  Bret works quietly and discreetly...  I am keenly aware of the challenges you face in identifying the right people who know their role as a consultant. Your team is a strong group of professionals.”

Kudos from Massachusetts
In a report on the Massachusetts State University and Community College IT Collaboration and Efficiency Project, Berry Dunn, northern New England's largest independent CPA and consulting firm, sited Middlesex and Bunker Hill community colleges’ investment in CampusWorks CIO services as a strength. The report was commissioned by the governor to identify strengths and weaknesses in technology across the higher education system and to identify ways to optimize resources through shared services.

Newest Client

Welcome Navarro College 
We are privileged Navarro College, TX, has selected CampusWorks to continue the college’s efforts to retool and upgrade technology. With strong support from students, administrators and trustees, the college has committed to a multi-year plan to improve student services and access by leveraging technology.

Continuous Improvement through Assessment
Howard Community College, MD, and Central Arizona College are focused on continuous improvement and have partnered with CampusWorks to conduct comprehensive technology assessments for their institutions. The collaborative assessment approach will involve over 100 members of each college’s community in an effort to capture perspectives and ideas to improve efficiency, effectiveness and student service.

Aligning People, Process and Technology for Student Success
Touro College and University System with 35 campuses throughout the world is dedicated to increasing student success through a comprehensive evaluation of its processes and technologies. Touro’s partnership with CampusWorks began with a focused business process review and has expanded to assessment, compliance and ERP evaluation and selection services.

Bergen Community College, NJ
(December 1, 2012) Bergen Community College (BCC) in Paramus, NJ, selected CampusWorks to transition the College from a hybrid of outsourced and in-house information technology services to a state of full independence. CampusWorks professionals will lead and manage the College's execution of a multi-year technology roadmap developed collaboratively with BCC. Read More >>

Mount Mercy University, IA
(October 1, 2013) Read about CampusWorks network assessment and consulting services in the October issue of Mount Mercy Times.   Read More >>


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