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E&I Cooperative Services Expands National Coalition on Enterprise Systems & Services

Coalition brings together higher education technology leaders to effect positive industry change December 18, 2018-E&I Cooperative Services (E&I), the member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative focused on education, recently announced the expansion of its National Coalition on Enterprise Systems & Services. The Coalition was established to bring together some of the best minds in educational technology and procurement to discuss the needs of E&I’s member institutions and effect positive industry change. Three industry leaders have recently joined...

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Second Annual Arthur Hanby Chief Procurement Officer Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

Leaders recognized by their peers at 2018 Council of the Great City Schools Chief Financial Officer Conference November 15, 2018– The 2018 Arthur Hanby Chief Procurement Officer Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Gary Appenfelder, Director of Purchasing at Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN, and Tim Schmandt, Director of Procurement & Supply at Rochester City School District, NY. Sponsored by E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) in collaboration with the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS),...

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E&I Announces Newly Appointed Members to Board of Directors

Jennifer Adling and Danny Kim bring educational procurement expertise to Cooperative November 13, 2018 –E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors: Jennifer Adling and Danny Kim. These appointments each bring two decades of experience in educational procurement and finance, and will provide strategic and management oversight to ensure the governing principles of the Cooperative are upheld in the best interest of its members. Jennifer Adling currently serves as...

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Winners of E&I’s Second Annual Cloud Leadership Awards Announced at EDUCAUSE

November 5, 2018 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) announced the winners of its second annual Cloud Leadership Awards during a ceremony at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. The awards recognize the achievements of higher education institutions that have made innovative use of cloud technology across several categories, including cloud storage, security, and backup/disaster recovery. “Cloud technology is imperative in allowing educational institutions to do more for their staff, students, teachers, and administrators,” said...

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E&I Cooperative Services Selects Brightspace

October 1, 2018 — E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) — the largest and most experienced member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education in the United States — has selected D2L’s Brightspace as its new learning management system (LMS) following a highly competitive solicitation process that involved the industry’s top LMS’s. D2L was awarded the LMS contract based on the evaluation and recommendation of E&I’s member-led RFP team. Specifically, the team found that the Brightspace...

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E&I Launches Enhancements to Competitively Solicited Grainger Contract

September 20, 2018 - E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has announced several value enhancements to their contract with W.W. Grainger (Grainger) designed to offer E&I institutional members greater discounts and incentives on maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products. These enhancements follow significant incentive payments made to members who used the Grainger contract in 2017. With close to two-thirds of E&I members in higher education using this contract in the past 12 months, contract adoption and utilization...

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E&I Opens Nominations for 2018 Cloud Leadership Awards

August 28, 2018 -E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is now accepting nominations for the second annual Cloud Leadership Awards. Sponsored this year by D2L, DLT, Juniper Networks, and Canon, the Awards recognize higher education institutions that are leading innovation using cloud applications, benefiting students, teachers, administrators, and staff. “Technology is a critical area of growth in education, with cloud technology acting as a key driver on campus,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of E&I. “It’s an honor...

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E&I Presents Annual David H. Lord Cooperative Purchasing Award

April 19, 2018– E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has named Carol Barnhill, CPM, CPPO, APO as this year’s winner of the prestigious David H. Lord Cooperative Purchasing Award. The award was presented by former E&I President David Lord at the E&I Stockholders’ Meeting held during the National Association of Educational Purchasing (NAEP) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL on April 10, 2018. The David H. Lord Cooperative Purchasing Award, created to honor long-time E&I President David Lord,...

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E&I Returns Nearly $17 Million to Members in Rebates & Incentives; Membership Climbs to Over 4,500

April 17, 2018 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) returned nearly $17 million to members in the form of rebates and incentives in 2017. Membership reached an all-time high of 4,500 while member satisfaction continued to flourish, according to a report disclosed at the Cooperative’s annual Stockholders’ Meeting held during the National Association of Educational Procurement’s (NAEP’s) Annual Meeting on April 9, in Orlando, FL. Brad Sheriff, Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration at the University...

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