Roanoke wins Datatel Partners in Excellence Award

Institutions Recognized by computer administrative systems company for exemplary collaboration and excellence

SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College has received the 2010 Datatel Partners in Excellence Award. Datatel is a computer administrative systems company specializing in higher education services.

CEO and President John Speer made the presentation to Roanoke and Clackamas Community College during a luncheon at the 2010 Datatel Users' Group Conference and Expo being held outside Washington, D.C. Datatel presents the award each year to a two- and four-year client institution. Each institution receives an unrestricted monetary gift and a special commemorative plaque.

Datatel clients qualify for the Partners in Excellence Award by demonstrating exemplary collaboration with Datatel and a commitment to excellence in higher education. Award criteria include: active participation in the Datatel client community and sharing best practices; innovative IT practices and use of Datatel products; active involvement in the advancement of higher education issues; and leadership in providing quality services for faculty, staff and students.

"Roanoke College is delighted to receive this award," said Dr. James Dalton, Roanoke's vice president for information technology and public relations. "Datatel has been a valuable partner as the College has moved forward with providing new services to our faculty, staff, students and alumni. As the reach of core systems is extended to new users and into new areas, Datatel has provided the tools and services to assist Roanoke College in meeting our strategic goals."

Roanoke College, a Datatel client for 13 years, was recognized for incorporating Datatel's technology direction into its strategic planning. Roanoke has actively embraced the Microsoft product stack by adopting Microsoft SharePoint on campus. By working closely with Datatel's Portal Services team, the College was able to implement the Datatel Portal in under six months.

Roanoke's staff continues to take time to speak with other institutions about their success with the portal, and they are always eager to share their knowledge and experiences with the Datatel user community.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 280 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

Released: March 31, 2010
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