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IACLEA Announces Renewed Partnership with Blackboard's Administrative Platform Group

IACLEA Announces Renewed Partnership with Blackboard's Administrative Platform Group

WEST HARTFORD, CT (March 14, 2013)

IACLEA announced today that Blackboard, provider of the leading mass notification solution Blackboard Connect" and campus card platform Blackboard Transact", has renewed its commitment as a Titanium Partner of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) under the Corporate Partnership program. Blackboard has enhanced their agreement by sponsoring the Industry Challenges Session at this years Annual Conference in Louisville, KY, as well as at two regional meetings.

IACLEA established the Corporate Partnership Program to support the implementation of the Association's strategic initiatives, to further its educational mission, and to enhance the ability of campus public safety agencies to protect institutions of higher education.

As a Titanium Partner, Blackboard has pledged a significant donation to support IACLEAs future initiatives. Anne Glavin, IACLEA President, said, "We are grateful to Blackboard for continuing to support our mission to provide educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services to our members."

"We are excited to continue our longstanding partnership with IACLEA and provide public safety professionals with the tools and resources that can help them improve campus safety and create a safer, more connected, environment for our students," said Ed Miller, President of Blackboard's administrative platform group.

Engaging more than 44 million people around the world, Blackboard Connect"is the leading mass notification system used by organizations to quickly send targeted emergency and important messages to their communities in minutes through voice, email, SMS/text and social media messages. In 2012 alone, Blackboard Connect"delivered 1.3 billion messages, and has achieved superior levels of reliability, delivering up to 99.999 percent uptime over the past three years.

Used at campuses around the world, Blackboard Transact"is an integrated technology platform that helps hundreds of institutions meet their commerce and security management needs. By providing innovative and comprehensive cashless commerce on and around campus, financial services, campus-wide video surveillance and door access, Blackboard Transact"enhances the student experience and overall campus safety.

IACLEA encourages its members to support Corporate Partners by inviting them to bid on projects or purchases involving campus public safety equipment, hardware, software, and consulting assistance. The IACLEA Corporate Partner Marketplace is a one-stop source for a wide variety of campus public safety products and services. The Marketplace is exclusively for IACLEAs Corporate Partners. Visit the Corporate Partner Marketplace at: http://www.iaclea.org/visitors/about/corporatepartnership/marketplace/

Additional information on the Corporate Partnership Program and links to the Blackboard Connect" and Blackboard Transact"can be found on the IACLEA website, on the Corporate Partnership page at: http://www.iaclea.org/visitors/about/CorporatePartnership/index.cfm

IACLEA is an association that advances campus public safety for its more than 1,200 educational institution members and more than 2,000 individual professional members by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. IACLEA is led by a Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff with headquarters in West Hartford. CT.

Media Contact: IACLEA Associate Director Kendra Maigarie Ph: (860) 586-7517, ext. 505, or at kmaigarie@iaclea.org.

Corporate Media Contact:

Susan Koczka, CMP | Director of Corporate Relations International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) 342 North Main St. West Hartford, CT 06117 P: 860.586.7517 Ext.523 | F: 860.586.7550 skoczka@iaclea.org | www.iaclea.org

Media Contact:

Chris Blake, Executive Director
860.586.7517, ext. 565 -