Irvine, Calif., January 22, 2013 – The University of California, Irvine has become a full member of the Kuali Foundation and full partner in the Kuali Financial System (KFS) project. UC Irvine previously shared Kuali membership with UC Davis, but the two campuses opted to become full individual members due to the importance of Kuali initiatives. This action formalizes a longstanding relationship between UC Irvine and the Foundation, and enables the campus to fully participate in the direction and development of Kuali projects.
As a full member, UC Irvine joins more than 60 other university contributing partners including UC Davis, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Arizona, Michigan State University, Colorado State University, and Indiana University. Commercial affiliates include HTC Global Services and rSmart.
The Kuali Financial System, due to be launched in July 2013 at both the UC Irvine campus and UC Irvine Medical Center, offers functional and operational features not otherwise available to higher education. "The Kuali software will meet our growing needs for financial management," said Rich Andrews, university controller and assistant vice chancellor.
"UC Irvine is excited to be a member of the Kuali Foundation. We believe this partnership will be mutually beneficial," said Brenda Mathias, UCI's director of accounting systems. She will represent the campus on the KFS Functional Council. "The three-year membership gives us the opportunity to guide the direction of the Foundation, propose new projects, and benefit from networking with member institutions," said Mathias. Dana Roode, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor, will serve as UCI's board member on the Kuali Foundation.
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