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April 4, 2024

Higher Digital Launches Software Design Partner Program Enabling Strategic Portfolio Management for Higher Education

[McLean, VA] Higher Digital announces the launch of the (SEA)results® Design Partner Program to help higher ed institutions solve specific challenges related to prioritization and strategic portfolio management, regardless of their location, size, structure, or funding. Higher education institutions have seen an increase in external and internal challenges in managing their growing technology portfolio while simultaneously driving quality and continuous improvement for student experience, curricula and program diversification, and SaaS solution adoption. The (SEA)results Design Partner Program brings higher ed leaders across all sectors together to work with Higher Digital on a software solution that automates a data-driven prioritization process, leading to improved organizational alignment and measurable progress on strategic objectives.  

“We are thrilled to have the (SEA)results Design Partner Program well underway,” explained Wayne Bovier, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Higher Digital. “I’m especially excited to see technology and administrative leaders engage with our development team to be sure we are creating the solutions they need, to meet the highest priority needs first.”

Inaugural (SEA)results Design Partners bring a variety of perspectives, as they include institutions across the US and in the UK, two-year and four-year schools, public and private universities, serving from 2,000 to 150,000+ students and stakeholders. Through regular meetings and asynchronous exchanges, the Design Partners share their needs and use cases, including requirements from all stakeholders in their institutions.

“As a part of our ongoing partnership with Higher Digital, we’ve experienced firsthand the transformative impact of their commitment to innovation and deep understanding of the unique challenges facing higher education institutions,” explained Dan Watkins, Associate Vice Chancellor, Information Technology for Ventura County Community College District. “This relationship has been instrumental in rethinking our strategic initiative prioritization process. We are proud to stand in partnership with Higher Digital and look forward to the continued success our collaboration brings.”

“Our Design Partners are already helping us validate our ambitious vision and specific features,” said Joe Gottlieb, President and Chief Technology Officer at Higher Digital. “It is incredibly rewarding to collaborate with a diverse group of institutions that share our commitment to filling this historic gap in available solutions.”

The first cohort of Design Partners includes Arizona State University, Kent State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rollins College, St. John’s University, University of Idaho, University of Southampton, and Ventura County Community College District. The program is invitation-only, and institutional leaders may indicate their interest in being considered here.  

About Higher Digital

Higher Digital is a digital transformation company that provides consulting, software, and data benchmarking tools to significantly reduce the time and cost for higher education executives to assess, prioritize, and measure their digital strategies. Higher Digital is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and has offices in London, UK and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.