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Canon Solutions America Announces Strategic Partnership with the University of Notre Dame

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Globally recognized organizations begin long-term business partnership

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced the launch of a strategic and expansive partnership with the University of Notre Dame that exemplifies Canon Solutions America’s ongoing commitment to broadening its higher education offerings. Led by Canon Solutions America’s Enterprise Managed Services Division, the long-term partnership unites two powerful and ubiquitous national organizations and is focused on yielding successful business and community results. 

As one of the world’s preeminent universities, Notre Dame provides a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. Always pursuing new and innovative ways to advance its mission, Notre Dame values partnerships like the one it has now with Canon Solutions America. 

“This partnership with Canon Solutions America transcends the installation of products,” said John Sejdinaj, vice president of finance at Notre Dame. “It is built on a foundation of support and service that includes elements of student advancement initiatives, community engagement, and a commitment to our students and faculty that we value forward-thinking, technologically evolved companies that can help Notre Dame’s scholarly endeavors.” 

Led by Canon Solutions America’s Higher Education Advisory Team, which comprises senior Strategy and Operations experts within the company’s Enterprise Managed Services Division, the partnership will bring the full depth and breadth of Canon's advanced strategies, technologies, and services to the University of Notre Dame. The Higher Education Advisory Team, or HEAT, was formed specifically to bring research, best practices, and process improvement strategies tied to the long-term goals of higher learning institutions.  

“This is a landmark moment for both the Enterprise Managed Services Division and the company as a whole,” said Valerie Belli, vice president, Enterprise Managed Services Division, Canon Solutions America. “There may not be a more recognizable or historic University in the entire country. It’s truly an honor to work alongside Notre Dame and provide its students and faculty with our unwavering support and services.”

As part of the strategic partnership, the Enterprise Managed Services Division will specifically address the unique needs of Notre Dame Athletics.  From game day support to year-round document production and management, Notre Dame Athletics requires that Canon supply the highest levels of quality and customer focus. 

“We will undoubtedly provide Notre Dame with embedded on-site resources providing top support and overall program management,” said John Reilly, senior vice president, Enterprise Managed Services Division, Canon Solutions America. “We are fully prepared to offer the University our utmost support of community initiatives, student programs, and athletic endeavors in ways that will help Notre Dame maintain its position as an international leader of academics."


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