"In California's Community College System, we're implementing the XML Postsecondary Transcript. It will save us time and most importantly resources and money. We are looking for one way to process transcripts and this will be it."
-Catherine McKenzie, Project Coordinator for the Chancellor's Office
California Community College System
"The importance of data specifications and standards to support the Academy can't be understated. The multitude of touch points spanning data systems reveal the complexity and burden of system integration and information access. If we are ever going to address the means to improve how data systems interoperate and coexist, we must come together to develop and maintain a meta data dictionary, the methods and protocols spanning touch points, and the rules governing change. PESC is where the higher education community comes together to create the building blocks and sustainable process underlying integration and information access long term."
-David K. Moldoff, CEO and Founder
"PESC standards set the guidelines for the higher education industry. By following these guidelines, Datatel ensures its clients the most interoperable solutions that will provide the top-notch services their constituents deserve."
-Pete Nalli, Director of Architecture & Software Development
"As a college that builds its own homegrown applications, Penn College deals with data exchanges from many different organizations. Providing input while the standards are under development gives us an opportunity to impact how well our own systems will be able to integrate the new standards. We are pleased to join PESC's efforts in creating national, open standards for higher education."
-Mike Cunningham, Chief Information Officer
Pennsylvania College of Technology
"Our vision of the Unified Digital Campus relies on system interoperability across the enterprise. PESC standards help us deliver environments in which systems, individuals, and communities interact seamlessly for learning, teaching, administration, and achievement."
-Jack Kramer, Senior Vice President for Solutions Architecture and Enterprise Applications
SunGard Higher Education
"All of us at the National Transcript Center are passionate about the increased use of open standards in education data exchange. Because of this, we are pleased to be working directly and more officially with the membership of PESC to ensure these standards will promote more efficient transmission of data across all levels of the education system."
-Barbara S. Clements, Ph.D., Chief Standards Officer
National Transcript Center
"We believe that creating and implementing standards is the key to a fluid system of transfers, which broaden attainment and create a more cohesive educational community. We're looking forward to the work ahead and encourage our colleagues, both corporate and institutional, to join us in PESC and in the important tasks at hand. When institutions speak the same technical language, students are the winners."
-Anne Valentine, President
"We are excited to continue to work with PESC to expand electronic standards throughout the postsecondary education community. Increasing data consistency and standards drives down costs and improves services for government agencies and individual schools. We look forward to collaborating with PESC, the federal government, and schools to continue to improve interoperability within the community."
- Paul Peck, Senior Executive
"We are delighted to be joining PESC and to be participating in the advancement of electronic standards for the postsecondary education community. Integration is a core component of our product suite, particularly with respect to our cutting-edge Transfer and Articulation technology. Collaborating with industry experts on data standardization is strategic to our organization in helping us to lower costs for our customers, expedite solution implementation and generate partnering opportunities with likeminded technology companies and institutions."
- Barry Sexton, President and CEO
"Neumann College has been experiencing a growth rate over the last few years. As part of the growth, all business system models are being reviewed for ease of entry. With the continued integration of information from external sources, the College has realized the need for standards across all Business Units. In that vein, the College has created a Data Standards panel to review and collaborate information processing. At times postsecondary institutions tend to 're-invent the wheel', but by finding PESC, we have a beginning template to assist in our future decision-making."
- Russ Bilotta, Director of Administrative Systems
"Kaplan University is dedicated to providing innovative postsecondary education with a student-centered service and support approach. With a trend of ever-accelerating student mobility and transfer between institutions of higher learning within and outside of state and national borders, Kaplan University considers PESC's mission of standardized data exchange to facilitate collaboration across educational communities to be a key element in defining higher education in the 21st century. We are pleased to join this association and look forward to taking part in this effort to improve the educational experience for students."
- Afshin Mikaili, Ph.D., MBA, Director of PLA Center
"Washington State University is very interested in using the electronic standards provided by PESC in delivering transcripts electronically, both to our colleagues' institutions as well as to employers and others. Having recently completed an online transcript order system, we see this as the next logical step, and we are relying on those involved with these standards to help us with this implementation. We have also begun to investigate the delivery of University Catalog data in electronic form and are very excited about the joining the effort in this area as well."
- Richard Backes, Senior Associate Registrar
Washington State University