Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security
FEATURED
PARTNERS
NACCU logo 1

Card industry veteran shares ways to raise the profile of a campus card program

Andrew Hudson   ||   Aug 11, 2021  ||   ,

In a post to the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) Positive IDentity blog, Virginia State's Ramonia Prosise discusses how she added new elements to the campus card office. Through attending NACCU conferences, working collaboratively with VSU's campus card provider, and taking advantage of opportunities with outside vendors, read how Prosise was able to boost the card office's stature on campus and improve services for students.

As Prosise writes in her NACCU Positive IDentity entry, she first joined the TrojanCard Office in 2005, at a time when VSU's ID card was only used for meals and copy/print services. It was a trip to her first NACCU Annual Conference a year later in 2006 where Prosise learned about the possibilities that the card office held.

"I met and formed liaisons with so many people from the card industry at the conference, and I set out to develop a business plan for a real card program at VSU," says Prosise. "I learned how extensively other schools were using their cards off campus, so I immediately surveyed the student body to determine which local merchants."

A sure-fire way to raise the stature of the campus card is to enable students and staff to utilize the credential more often and in more locations. Enter VSU's off-campus program.

Prosise first worked with VSU's card system provider -- then General Meters Corporation, now Touchnet -- to solicit and contract local merchants. "We had secured five external merchant contracts and before the end of the year, I added another 15 merchants to accept the university’s ID as a prepaid debit card."

Once the off-campus program was off the ground, adding new merchants year on year became the new goal.

"Good news travels fast, because soon students and local area businesses were contacting my office about the External Merchant Program," recalls Prosise.

Another initiative, with Pepsi Bottling Group, added card readers to the university's beverage vending machines. Prosise paired that with a similar project alongside Canteen Vending to add card readers to all snack vending machines on campus.

Another important service added to the TrojanCard ID was the ability to use card readers to record participation at campus events and programs, while the most recent additions to VSU's repertoire have been online photo submission and mobile ordering.

"With the assistance of NACCU resources, like the Vault and Virtual Webinars, before we knew it, our VSU ID Card Program was comparable to those at other schools," says Prosise.

Prosise credits long-standing NACCU programs like the Annual Conference and webinars, as well as newer resources like naccuTV and the Positive IDentity blog as great sources of insight.

"When another innovation is being rolled out in our industry, I always learn about it through NACCU," she says. "In the past three years, developments like mobile credentials, online photo submission and mobile ordering have made me realize how raising the profile of our campus ID operation never ceases."

Ramonia Prosise has been with Virginia State University since May 1981, where she currently serves as the director of the VSU TrojanCard. Prosise also serves as a member of the NACCU Board of Directors since 2019, and is a Liaison to the NACCU Ambassador Committee.

Prosise is offering further insights to her campus card peers on request. To see her full write up on the VSU card program, visit NACCU.org.

Related Posts

|| TAGS:
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

RECENT ARTICLES

Kent State autonomous store
May 23, 24 /

Kent State autonomous store uses campus cards from CBORD for entry, payment

Kent State University’s Flash Bistro is a grab-and go store that offers snacks and light meals. These days, the meals seem even lighter as students enter the store, pick up their food, and exit without interacting with a cashier or self-checkout device. With the help of Kent State’s transaction system provider, CBORD, students to present […]
Assa Abloy trade show booth video
May 15, 24 / ,

Entertaining video shows range of lock options from Assa Abloy and HID

Visiting a company’s booth on an exhibit hall floor is often informative, but it is not alway funny or entertaining. But when the tour is led by two of the security industry’s social media leaders, it can be both. In this video from ISC West, Phil Coppola, HID’s Mobile Evangelist, tours the Assa Abloy booth […]
Atrium and Towson autonomous convenience store with zippin
May 09, 24 / ,

Towson University and Atrium discuss new autonomous market

New technology at the Tiger Express convenience store at Towson University let's students walk in, grab products, and walk out without interacting with a employee or using self-checkout. In this CampusIDNews Chat, we get the lowdown from Myron Esterson, IT Manager, Auxiliary Services at Towson and David McQuillin, Vice President of Sales and Atrium Co-Founder. […]
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.
Twitter

Attn: friends in the biometrics space. Nominations close Friday for the annual Women in Biometrics Awards. Take five minutes to recognize a colleague or even yourself. http://WomenInBiometrics.com

Feb. 1 webinar explores how mobile ordering enhanced campus life, increased sales at UVA and Central Washington @Grubhub @CBORD

Load More...
Contact
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
www.AVISIAN.com[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2024 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.