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May 11, 2019

ICE Consortium Chooses (SEA)RESULTS®

Member Schools to Benchmark Organizational Health Against Similar Institutions

TYSONS CORNER, Va. — May 13, 2019 — Higher Digital, the leading digital strategic advisor to higher education institutions, today announced that the Independent College Enterprise (ICE) selected (SEA)RESULTS®, a digital transformation assessment tool. (SEA)RESULTS will allow ICE-member schools to independently benchmark technology and best practices against similar institutions to identify possible gaps. After (SEA)RESULTS reveals those areas of opportunity, Higher Digital will help the schools identify ways to transform their institutions to be more competitive in attracting and retaining students.

ICE leadership will receive aggregated benchmark data from member schools to gain holistic insight into the consortium’s current state of digital transformation, enabling the development of solutions to the mutual challenges faced by members.

Independent College Enterprise

“We chose Higher Digital as our technology consultant because they affordably offer unbiased advice, a powerful assessment tool, and numerous years of combined expertise and experience in higher education technology,” said ICE CEO, Shelley Nason. “Each of our member schools is excited to learn where their technology stands compared with institutions of comparable size. With this data, we will then explore common technologies and best practices that support our members’ enrollment and retention strategies.”

Higher Digital’s CEO and Co-Founder, Wayne Bovier, commented, “For nearly two decades, ICE consortium schools have united to build and manage an extraordinary array of technology solutions. Higher Digital is honored to partner with them to make data-driven business decisions supported by enterprise-wide technology expertise to accelerate the improvement of student and staff services.”

“The University of Charleston continues to fully embrace technology to deliver the types of services and experiences that our students expect,” said University of Charleston President, Martin Roth. “In today’s ever-accelerating pace of digital innovation, colleges and universities must continue to explore and invest in the best solutions to support their strategies, faculty, staff and students. Higher Digital provides independent digital transformation assessments and advice to help with these processes.”

About Higher Digital:
Higher Digital is a digital transformation service company that provides an innovative software service, (SEA)RESULTS®, as well as enterprise-wide consulting capabilities, that significantly lower the time and cost for higher education institution executives to assess, plan and measure their technology strategies. Higher Digital’s corporate headquarters is located in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the company’s European office is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, please visit

About the Independent College Enterprise:
The Independent College Enterprise consists of 10 self-governing higher education institutions that jointly purchase and maintain common information technology solutions. Consortium members are located across five states and include Alderson Broaddus University, Bethany College, Davis & Elkins College, Emory & Henry College, Stillman College, Tusculum University, University of Charleston, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Wheeling Jesuit University, and William Peace University. ICE is headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia. For more information, please visit ICE.


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Amy Shaw-Interim VP of Marketing
Shelley Nason-CEO