Wednesday, March 01 | 12:00PM–1:00PM ET | Online

Webinar | Supporting Digital Growth Despite Funding Challenges

This webinar is a part of the EDUCAUSE Industry & Campus Solutions series.

Higher education institutions usually have network infrastructure life cycles of 5 to 10 years, not necessarily by choice but because of longer ROI requirements, tighter budgets and enrollment challenges. IT has an opportunity to be an asset in student enrollment and retention, affecting technology that accommodates the influx of new technology from student devices, dorm room entertainment, and facilities IoT devices. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff attempts to provide all the conveniences of an accommodative infrastructure for students and faculty, especially in rural communities. The IT staff wears many hats accommodating such a user population. Thus, simplicity without sacrificing security, and leading-edge technology with ease of management, deployment across campus facilities and residential spaces were driving factors for choosing a partner for this investment. Hear how UAPB secured funding, narrowed the landscape, and implemented a solution campus wide within 12 to 18 months.


  • Recognize and address funding challenges posed by tighter budgets
  • Understand how to accommodate limited resources
  • Effectively deliver automation across campus
  • Provide visibility for better outcomes


  • DANE Felicien

    National Manager Higher Education, Extreme Networks
  • Willette Totten

    Director of Technical Services, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Transcript

    180 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 1/22/2024

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