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Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Robert Huber Associates

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Campus Card Business Consultants

 

 

 

Consultant Article

THE

CAMPUS

LAUNDRY 

 

Is It Time ... For A KISS?

 

CR80News

Feb 17, 2017

 

by Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Vendor-Independent

Strategic Planning Business Consultant

ROBERT HUBER ASSOCIATES

 

While student laundries in campus housing are not seen as a life-saving service, it does have its own history, challenges and revenue opportunities.

 

Huber offers a K.I.S.S. option (Keep It Superbly Simple) that can substantially reduce institution costs, laundry machine vulnerability, and increase campus safety ... providing a Win-Win-Win-Win solution for institutions, contractors, parents and students.

 

 

THE CAMPUS LAUNDRY ... Is It Time For a KISS?
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Consultant Article

FUTURE-PROOFING ... Your Campus Card Operation

Strategic Questions Every Administrator Should Be Asking

 

By Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Vendor Independent

Strategic Planning Business Consultant

Robert Huber Associates

 

CR80News

October 20, 2016

 

 

Higher Education Administrators need to consider whether it is now time to shift their institutional resources from operating a 30-year old "Plastic Card Factory" to migration of a "virtual" campus card for their Mobile Millennial students ...

 

Ten (10) Strategic Questions for Administrators include:

 

1.  What if our campus card vendor is sold?

 

2.  Is proprietary vendor hardware a wise investment?

 

3.  Do we still need residence hall student laundry readers?

 

4.  Should we "leapfrog" to mobile campus card technology? 

 

5.  Why are we still making and issuing plastic campus cards?

 

The Baby Boomer and Millennial generations have both changed the world and Higher Education.  The next generation is about to decide whether to attend class ... or just send their drone instead.  

 

Is your institution well positioned to respond to these business infrastructure challenges and new campus marketing opportunities?

 

 

FUTURE-PROOFING ... Your Campus Card Operation
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Consultant Article

How Far Is Too Far For The University ID?

Liability Concerns For Institutions Issuing IDs

 

By Andrew Hudson

Avisian Publishing

 

Interview -

Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Robert Huber Associates

 

CR80News

April 22, 2015

May 20, 2015

 

States are currently accepting everything from tribal identification to gun licenses, but they are still split with regards to the campus card.

 

As for the voter ID issue, Huber see this as more trouble than it is worth for colleges and universities. "Voter regulations vary between states and are subject to fluctuating political and court decisions.  This lack of standardization could result in costly and last-minute replacement of cards if rules change and the ID's use is required for this application."

 

Basic design of campus cards deserve careful operations and legal considerations.  Huber suggests colleges should avoid printing an Issue Date on a campus card as this could encourage fraudulent use.  Conversely, card validity should always be facilitated and documented electronically by the campus card system."

 

"Fraudsters often use these easier-to-acquire breeder documents to then apply for more secure IDs."

 

"There's a reason Social Security numbers [and birth dates] don't appear on Student ID's anymore.  The paper trail could lead back to the university."

 

"The simpler and perhaps safer option is to keep the student ID within the walls of the campus, leaving those use cases that reach beyond the institution's borders to other identity documents."

 

How Far Is Too Far? | CR80News (2015)
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Consultant Article

The Evolution of Payments on Campus

Thinking outside the card


By Ron Farmer

Heartland Payment Systems

 

Interview -

Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Robert Huber Associates


University Business

February 11, 2013

 

"According to Huber, because of mobile applications, universities don't have to wait for special chips to integrate mobile payments into their systems ... a strategic approach of delivering more student services to the marketplace in an accelerated manner."

 

Huber provides a basic campus card industry timeline and tribute to industry pioneers in this educational article.

Evolution of Payments on Campus | UB (2013)
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Consultant Article

CONTACTLESS COMES TO CAMPUS

New technology to revolutionize campus cards


By Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

NACAS Business Partner

President & CEO

Campus Card Business Consultant

Robert Huber Associates


NACAS College Services

Summer 2010

 

"Of the estimated 2,500 campus-wide higher education card systems in North America, not including all the single application systems, (a majority are still) utilizing magnetic stripe technology as their primary credential and card transaction system technology."

 

Huber provides a basic primer of the most common card technologies in this informative educational article.

Contactless Comes To Campuses | NACAS (2010)
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Consultant Article

Adding Some Stimulus to Your Campus Card Program

30 Timeless Tips To Enhance Any Campus Card Operation

 

 

By Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Campus Card Business Consultant

Robert Huber Associates


CARDtalk

May 2009

NACCU Newsletter

 

"These economic times continue to provide new challenges for experienced managers and administrators at all levels - including campus card programs.  These timeless tips are guaranteed to provide you with some new insight and practical management tools to keep your program fresh, focused, and increase the overall effectiveness of your campus card program."

Timeless Campus Card Tips | NACCU CardTalk (2009)
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Consultant Article

Campus Card Industry Forecast  (2010)

 

 

By Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Campus Card Industry Business Consultant

Robert Huber Associates

 

CR80News

December 2009

 

 

"Prediction #1 - Contactless Becomes The Preferred Campus Card Technology..."

See Robert Huber's most current Campus Card Industry Forecast, Profile, Industry Background as well as past Forecasts.

Campus Card Industry Forecast | CR80 News (2010)
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Consultant Article

CAMPUS CARDS GO ... BACK TO THE FUTURE


By Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Campus Card Consultant

Robert Huber Associates


ON-CAMPUS HOSPITALITY

August 2001

 

Campus Card History Museum

Legacy Industry Article

 

"In Huber's view, when it comes to campus cards, the most important thing is not what technology it uses, but what that technology can accomplish."

See a Campus Card Industry Timeline, equipment photos, vendor ads and vintage articles at the Campus Card History Museum.

Campus Cards Go Back to the Future | OCH (2001)
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Consultant Article

Huber Predicts Campus Card Functionality Growth

By Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Campus Card Consultant

Robert Huber Associates


ON-CAMPUS HOSPITALITY

March 1998

 

"Campuses will focus on new verification, financial and security applications. Cashless or card-only vending will accelerate."

See a Campus Card Industry Timeline, equipment photos, vendor ads and vintage articles at the Campus Card History Museum.

Huber Predicts Campus Card Growth | OCH (1998)
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Consultant Article

VENDING:  On/Line or Off/Line?


By Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Campus Card Consultant

Robert Huber Associates


NACUBO

January 1995

NACUBO Business Officer

 

"Many systems now provide financial reports detailing cash as well as card transacations for accurate recording of all vending machine receipts. The data are reported directly to the institution rather than via a service vendor."

See a Campus Card Industry Timeline, equipment photos, vendor ads and vintage articles at the Campus Card History Museum.

Vending: On/Line or Off/Line? | NACUBO (1995)
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Consultant Article

VENDING:  On/Line or Off/Line?


By Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM

Campus Card Consultant

Robert Huber Associates


NACAS

March 1994

 

Campus Card History Museum

Archive Industry Article

 

"In Huber's view, when it comes to campus cards, the most important thing is not what technology it uses, but what that technology can accomplish."

See a Campus Card Industry Timeline, equipment photos, vendor ads and vintage articles at the Campus Card History Museum.

Vending: On/Line or Off/Line? | NACAS 1994
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Legacy Article

JAN CO's Bob Huber Dials TRANTI For Success

 

Managing 50 BK's & 200 POS Systems | Tranti (1982)
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