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People Who Keep Collegis Running: Vince Battista

2020-08-31T14:59:04+00:00May 15, 2020|

Let us introduce you!

Marketers, designers, admissions specialists, software engineers … just a few of the people who dive into each of our partners’ missions, goals and values in order to create custom technology and enrollment solutions. Every single person at Collegis is integral to our ability to deliver for our partners.

We sat down with Vince Battista, Senior Director – IT Solutions, to learn more about who he is and how he supports our partners.

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How would you describe your job to someone outside of the field?

I am a part of the pre-sales team for engagement of partners who are interested in Collegis managed information technology (IT) outsourcing.

Name three words that describe your role at Collegis.

  • Change agent
  • Influencer
  • Subject matter expert

How does your role help support our partners?

I’m able to use my background in higher education IT systems to give partners confidence that our teams understand their whole IT landscape.

What skills do you need to succeed in your role?

  • Patience
  • Open-mindedness
  • Listening ability

What do you enjoy most about your role at Collegis?

I enjoy meeting the different university teams during the sales cycle.

What do you enjoy most about Collegis?

Collegis is giving me the opportunity to mature my skillset under key mentorship by great leaders.

Why do you enjoy working in the higher education field?

It is the look and feedback that I have received from students and faculty on how the IT solution put in place made their lives easier, automated, or just plain cool!

Where did you go to college and what degree did you obtain?

I earned a Bachelor of Science – Computer Science from DeVry Institute of Technology (Lombard, IL).

What do you value most from your own college experience?

My college experience taught me that you get what you put into something.

What qualities do you look for when adding members to your team?

  • Attitude
  • Work ethic
  • Personality

What is one thing you’ve learned about higher ed since you started working at Collegis?

The ability to outsource information technology services in higher ed is actually a win-win scenario for both parties.

What’s something you’re hoping to check off your bucket list?

One day I hope to walk by my grandfather’s childhood home in Bari, Italy.

Interested in joining the Collegis team?

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About the Author
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Collegis is passionate about education and driven by the technology that keeps institutions moving forward.