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About UIU Link

About UIU Link


UIU Link is a faculty-to-student friendly Virginia-based company located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia!  We serve as the national and international brokerage house for traditional online accredited higher educational courses from accredited non-profit and private colleges and universities.

We accomplish the connections through UIU Link's proprietary platform. Our system allows universities and their faculty the ability to seek and enjoy additional revenue sources and enrollment enrichment by sharing their online classroom course seat availability to prospective students from other colleges or universities who may need a replacement course to continue towards their degree. Another advantage for faculty is their customized dashboard. The data is important to faculty, so we deliver.
The concept of UIU Link was born of the founder’s frustration when her daughter in college had courses dropped and closed at the last minute. That experience launched by a text message from daughter to mom, set the path for UIU Link . The founder has over 15 years in traditional higher education administration. This combined with her desire to help other students in search of accredited course offerings to satisfy a required class and stay “on track" at their home institutions, cemented the plan for UIU Link to happily put down roots in Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center. . The cross pollination within traditional higher education provides rich learning explorations for faculty and students to maximize their skills and knowledge in order to make themselves more competitive within the workforce globally.
Team UIU Link believes in the New Marketplace of Collegiate Cooperation, has launched the platform to power it, and values intact-traditional higher education on the ground and in the air.

What UIU Link Is: The Real Thing

UIU Link is a proprietary online education platform which connects course providers at Higher Learning Institutions with college students who are enrolled in degree programs at such institutions; and with adult learners who are fulfilling the education requirements of a designated certification in a specialized area.
UIU Link offers several differentiating features: In the Higher Education (HE) environment, UIU Link facilitates students at participating HE institutions taking courses at the other participating HE institutions for credit. The UIU Link platform manages course offering information among the participating faculty/institutions and students to assure courses taken by students at one institution are eligible for credit at another. The UIU Link platform also facilitates the student to advisor course transferability confirmation process.
With respect to certification programs, UIU Link facilitates one-stop access between the program providers and the learners seeking certification. UIU Link manages the end-to-end enrollment process and e-commerce transactions between enrollees and course providers.
UIU Link takes what traditional universities do on the ground and puts it in the cloud. 
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      Scott Lurding
CEO of Altus Advisory Partners
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Advisory Board-2015 Board Members to be Announced
Lana Porter, Former CEO - Ameritech

Dr. Sandra Jordan, Chancellor, University of South Carolina, Aiken

Mike Lovett, Former President and CEO of Ingram Digital, Nashville, Tennessee