Several U.S. Colleges & Universities Select Blackboard for Their Campus Commerce and Security Management Solution
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2008--Blackboard Inc.
(NASDAQ: BBBB), a leading provider of enterprise technology to the
education industry, announced today that in the last nine months,
several U.S. colleges and universities have selected Blackboard(R) as
their campus commerce and security management solution.
The institutions join hundreds of others that rely on Blackboard
Commerce Suite(TM) applications to meet their growing needs for campus
ID card technology, on- and off-campus payment, and security
management solutions. Some of the institutions include:
-- Berea College -- Hamilton College
-- California State University -- Minneapolis Community &
Channel Islands Technical College
-- Catawba College -- University of Findlay
-- College of the Redwoods -- Utah State University
-- Eastern New Mexico University- -- Washington & Jefferson
-- Georgia Gwinnett College -- Waynesburg University
The Blackboard Commerce Suite provides institutions large and
small the technology to effectively meet the challenges of managing
payments, facility access control, and security management.
Blackboard's technology enables colleges to automate transaction
processing to reduce errors, eliminate operational redundancies and
"As a dynamic urban two-year college, our students, faculty, and
staff have come to expect services that anticipate and deliver to meet
the rapidly changing needs of our community," said Gary Westerland,
Director of Auxiliary Services at Minneapolis Community and Technical
College. "The Blackboard solution provides our institution with tools
to meet these expectations and options for growth as these needs
evolve. Our partnership with Blackboard positions us well to serve our
population well into the future."
Many colleges and universities use the complete Blackboard
Commerce Suite for a wide range of campus service needs including
providing students and faculty with secure access to buildings and
residence halls, video surveillance, cashless payment on- and
off-campus, access to laundry services, parking and copy services, as
well as self-service online account management.
"Colleges and universities are motivated to provide a wide range
of cutting edge campus services," said Russ Carlson, President of
Blackboard Commerce. "We are pleased to work with schools to ensure
secure campus facilities and establish an on- and off-campus payment
processing infrastructure so that they can better serve their campus
For more information about Blackboard Commerce, please visit
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) is a leading provider of enterprise
software applications and related services to the education industry.
Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations everywhere
by connecting people and technology. Millions of people use Blackboard
every day at academic institutions around the globe, including
colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education providers, as
well as textbook publishers and student-focused merchants that serve
education providers and their students. Blackboard is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and
Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.blackboard.com.
Educate. Innovate. Everywhere.(TM)
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Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such
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including the factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our
Form 10-K filed on February 20, 2008 with the SEC. In addition, the
forward-looking statements included in this press release represent
the Company's views as of April 7, 2008. The Company anticipates that
subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to
change. However, while the Company may elect to update these
forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company
specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking
statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's
views as of any date subsequent to April 7, 2008.
CONTACT: Blackboard Public Relations:
Matthew Maurer, 202-463-4860, ext. 2637
Director, Public Relations
Amy Storey, 202-828-8819
SOURCE: Blackboard Inc.