Industry News: Colleges offer new programs through partnerships

Lamar University (Texas) surpassed a $20 million energy savings milestone through a 15-year project with Schneider Electric. The university also reduced campuswide utility consumption by 43%, saving approximately $1.63 million in annual utility costs. Schneider replaced HVAC equipment, installed energy management systems, retrofitted lighting, and updated hot water heaters, water fixtures and a chiller plant.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas uses the Interfolio digital platform to track and support faculty activities from initial hiring through tenure. This allows the university to quantify and communicate the impact faculty members have on students, the community and the state. The system streamlines tasks that previously required multiple systems to complete. 

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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will work with Wiley Education Services to design two online tax programs for launch this fall. Wiley will also provide student support and marketing services.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute (Ind.) will add Airbus A320 passenger jet training to its curriculum after completing a small-group pilot. Frontier Airlines will provide resources to reevaluate quality and quantity of the current total flight time requirements under the Airline Transport Pilot certification rules. 

Miami Dade College (Fla.) retained Diversified Search to find a new president in time for its 60th anniversary. Kim Morrisson, a Diversified Search recruiter assigned to the project, is a former vice provost with 20 years of higher ed executive search experience.

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