The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium

HESS Announcements & Events

We are excited to announce our first HESS/E&I Cooperative Contract with D2L!  Our evaluation and selection team found D2L Brightspace the most innovative and sustainable learning management software for the cloud. Please visit their website to learn more about their new Brightspace cloud-native LMS solution at today!

For more information, please contact Stephan Meyer with D2L at for more information on the HESS/E&I Contract for their Brightspace SaaS solution and services!

D2L will be present and demonstrating their Brightspace LMS solution at the 2018 HESS Consortium Member Institutions' Conference on November 15-16, 2018.  See information above by clicking here.

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The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium or "The HESS Consortium" is a 501c3 non-profit, membership-run organization. The HESS Consortium is focused on collectively lowering costs and increasing collaboration between specifically private colleges and universities in the area of administrative systems and services.

The HESS Consortium is made up of chief financial officers, chief information officers as well as technology and finance directors in a diverse group of schools committed to finding efficiencies and cost savings by working with other like-minded institutions. Together, we realize that, throughout the country, private college/university Chief Information/Technology Officers (CIO) and Chief Business Officers (CBO) are mutually charged with providing mission critical administrative services in an environment of almost flat, if not decreasing, net revenues. We are asked to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative software services and related information technology to meet the increasing needs of diverse users while minimizing the resources used.

Together, we are working in lockstep with our Presidents to determine how our tasks can best be accomplished, what marketplace options may be available to better meet out needs, and what innovative solutions are being implemented in our sector across the country.  One thing is clear.  Together, we are stronger.  Learn more about our goals and how to join the HESS Consortium by clicking here.

Our Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium member institutions are:

 Our partnering state and national associations include: