TO:                  Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, and Heads of Schools, Divisions and Departments

FROM:             Rob Wynkoop, Managing Director, Office of the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer

DATE:             January 29, 2014

SUBJECT:        Xerox Management of the Purdue University Print Center

After strategic analysis and campus-wide review of Purdue’s Printing Services operations, Purdue has entered into a centralized print management agreement with Xerox Corporation Ltd. Under this agreement, Xerox will operate the Purdue Print Center with the goal to reduce costs, improve productivity and enhance services for the campus community. The operational changeover will occur Feb. 3. This agreement builds on a 40-year relationship with Xerox, which has served as a technology vendor.

The 16 Purdue employees affected by this transition have been offered and have accepted on-campus positions with Xerox. As Xerox begins to manage the Print Center operations, current clients of Printing Services should continue conducting printing service business as usual. In addition, the BoilerCopyMaker Center located in the Purdue Memorial Union will remain open with the same services, under the operation of Xerox.

The new Xerox arrangement will be announced to the full West Lafayette campus in the Thursday, Jan. 30, issue of Purdue Today.

As you know, operating expenses that outpaced revenue prompted the analysis of the university-owned operations at the West Lafayette campus. The review determined that advancements in both technologies and service delivery models would allow for more enhanced support services to the university community. With this agreement, the university will pay an average of 10 percent to 15 percent less for printing services over previous pricing.

What you need to know now:

If you have questions, please call the center at 765-494-2006.

Thank you for your cooperation.