Fulkerson presents at Annual Conference of NACAS-South in Savannah

Chris Fulkerson, Assistant Vice President for Technology and CIO, made a presentation at the Annual Conference of the Southern Region of National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS-South) on April 22, 2008. The name of the presentation was “Auxiliary Services & IT: A Marriage Made in Heaven?”

The focus of the presentation was on building relationships between a University’s Information Technology and Auxiliary Services to offer better service to students. Featured in the presentation were technology projects that Elon University has done in the areas of Auxiliary Services. Some of Elon’s projects that were covered were:
• A link between class registration and buying books online
• A Web site to change meal plans
• Microfridge rentals
• Phoenix Card (a one-card ID system for meal plans, vending, convenience store, book store, restaurants, vendors, etc.)
• Vehicle Registration
• Online print services
• Online housing selection
• Print management
• Networked copiers
• Zip Cars
• Where’s My Bus?—a GPS on the buses for tracking and predicting arrival times
• Door security
• Emergency communication
• Digital signs
• Voice over IP