The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium

HESS Announcements & Events

The HESS Consortium News

Welcome our two new HESS Consortium Board
of Directors Members!

      • Maria Piret, Lynn University Chief Information Officer will join Spencer Golden as the new co-chair for the HESS Workday Cohort Group.
      • Todd Norris, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN.), Chief Information Officer will join the HESS board of directors as our new member-at-large.

Congratulations to these new leaders in service to our private, non-profit member institutions!

HESS Webinars for February-March 2020

    • SECOND GENERAL DISCUSSION: Shared ERP Services Model 
      March 11, 2020 at 2:00pm EST  (Please RSVP)

      The web conference discussion will begin a discussion among HESS member institutions about the possible formation of a shared model of ERP operations with our current Cohort Cloud contract partners.  This discussion is open to all HESS member institutions who are interested in discussing a new model of operations among our member schools.

      FIRST GENERAL DISCUSSION: Shared ERP Services Model from our Feb 19 meeting
      Meeting Recording Available to HESS Members by request
      click here to request the link

    • Popcorn RFP: Modernize your RFIs & RFPs
      on Friday, March 27 at 11:00am ET

      Struggling to make purchasing knowledge available in your organization? Want to avoid reinventing the wheel? Join this webinar to learn how you can create RFIs and RFPs that conform to your standards in a fraction of the time you spend today. Popcorn RFP will give a hands-on demo of their software-as-a-service solution and discuss the ways they are helping the higher education community collaborate more effectively on these important procurement documents, resulting in improved efficiency, less frustration, and more meaningful vendor engagement. 

      For more information about Popcorn RFP, visit their website at!

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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: