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E&I Board Names Eric Frank as New Chief Executive Officer

Frank to Drive Strategic Growth for E&I and its Members in Education March 16, 2020 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has named Eric Frank as its next Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of Tom Fitzgerald, who led the Cooperative in this role for 22 years. This decision came after the E&I Board of Directors and an appointed Search Committee conducted a thorough evaluation of internal and external candidates with the help of Korn Ferry, an...

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E&I Names Aaron Spang as Vice President, Research & Academic Healthcare

Spang to lead the growth of category to drive value for E&I members in higher ed & K-12 November 11, 2019 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has named Aaron Spang as the Cooperative’s new Vice President, Research & Academic Healthcare. In this role, Spang will be responsible for the strategic development and direction of E&I’s Research & Academic Healthcare contract portfolio, which includes agreements with industry-leading suppliers such as VWR, part of Avantor, Medline, and...

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E&I Announces 2019 Cloud Leadership Award Winners At Educause Annual Conference

Winners recognized for innovative and effective use of cloud solutions in higher education October 28, 2019 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I), the nation’s only member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative focused exclusively on serving the needs of education, announced the winners of the third annual E&I Cloud Leadership Awards during a ceremony at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2019 in Chicago, IL. The awards recognize the achievements of E&I higher education member institutions through innovative use of cloud...

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Internet2 and E&I Cooperative Services Announce Pilot Project to Help Serve U.S. Higher Education Technology Needs

Organizations will bring proven technology and procurement expertise together to improve higher education technology buying September 26, 2019 - Internet2, a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions, and E&I Cooperative Services (E&I), the nation’s largest, member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education, today announced a pilot project that aims to provide the U.S higher educational community with advanced technology solution contracts that meet generally accepted public...

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E&I Signs Multiple Award for ERP Solutions with Mythics for Oracle, Unit 4, and Workday

Cooperative contracts deliver significant benefits and cost savings to E&I members on enterprise resource planning software, systems, and services August 27, 2019 - E&I Cooperative Services (E&I), the nation’s only member-owned non-profit purchasing cooperative solely serving the needs of education, recently announced new competitively-solicited agreements with Mythics for Oracle, Unit4, and Workday, three of the leading providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, systems, and services to educational institutions nationwide. Through these fully cloud-native, software-as-a-service...

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E&I and SourceRx Sign New Agreement for Pharmacy Benefits Management

Unique cooperative contract delivers significant savings for E&I members on prescription drugs. August 7, 2019 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) announces its new agreement with SourceRx, a pharmacy benefits management (PBM) coalition created by Sourcing Alliance and Health Action Council. E&I members in the higher education and K-12 sectors that are self-insured now have a way to access savings on their employees’ drug prescriptions through either CVS Caremark or OptumRx. E&I’s PBM contract is the...

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E&I Presents Record Year-End Financial Results During Annual Stockholders’ Meeting

Finances and Member Awards presented at 2019 NAEP Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Mo.– E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) held its annual Stockholders’ Meeting during the 2019 National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Annual Meeting on April 9, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. Year-end financial results for the Cooperative were presented along with E&I’s annual membership awards. The meeting opened with words from Barry Swanson, E&I Board of Directors President and Chief Procurement...

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E&I Cooperative Services Presents 11th Annual Business Partner Awards

Enterprise, Nikon Instruments, Inc., America To Go, and Staples honored for exceptional contributions. Enterprise was named E&I's Business Partner of the Year. Kansas City, Mo. – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) presented its 11th annual Business Partner Awards during the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Annual Meeting on April 9th, 2019 in Kansas City, M.O. These awards are presented to business partners who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to E&I’s higher education and K-12...

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E&I and Core Health & Fitness Launch New Competitively Solicited Contract

New agreement offers discounted fitness equipment to E&I member institutions Vancouver, WA, March 28, 2019 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) and Core Health and Fitness (Core) have launched a new, competitively solicited contract for fitness equipment. In addition to Core’s portfolio of leading brands, education and fitness equipment, E&I members also receive discounted list pricing that includes delivery, installation, and industry leading 5-year parts and labor warranty. Members will also receive product demo opportunities and...

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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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