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UNITE and Gonzaga University Announce a Strategic Partnership To Elevate Corporate
UNITE, a leading provider of consulting, training and technology solutions for higher education
institutions is thrilled to announce its partnership with Gonzaga University. This collaboration
signifies a major step towards enhancing Gonzaga’s relationships with industry partners,
fostering mutually beneficial relationships, and driving holistic engagement across campus.
Through this strategic alliance, UNITE will leverage its expertise to empower Gonzaga
University with a comprehensive suite of services, including consulting, training, and a cutting-
edge technology solution. UNITE's proprietary measurement technology coupled with its
Process are designed to facilitate deep, collaborative engagement, enabling Gonzaga to forge
robust connections with corporate partners while providing the university with valuable insights
to refine and optimize its engagement strategies.
“We’re seeing the trend in higher education of universities prioritizing and realizing benefits
from taking a holistic approach to industry engagement,” said Chris Svec, Co-Founder of
UNITE. “Together with the team at Gonzaga, we are aiming to generate a range of positive
outcomes, including student success, impactful student and faculty interaction, enhanced
philanthropic contributions, sponsored research opportunities, and much more.”
Gonzaga University will benefit not only from UNITE's proven methodologies but also from the
dedicated support in aligning leadership and internal teams to drive a holistic corporate
engagement effort. “It is imperative that as the University works to actively foster meaningful
relationships with industry partners that we maximize efficiency and impact,” said Associate
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of University Advancement Dori Sonntag. “In order
to enhance Gonzaga University’s competitive relevance as a premier institution of Jesuit higher
education, we have committed to uniting with organizations that empower students, faculty,
benefactors and industry partners to excel—UNITE’s approach promises to make a significant
and positive difference toward these shared goals.”
This partnership marks a significant milestone for both UNITE and Gonzaga University,
reinforcing their commitment to excellence, innovation, and the pursuit of collaborative success.
As a testament to UNITE's commitment to higher-ed, Gonzaga becomes the first Jesuit
university client in UNITE's distinguished portfolio. With a track record of successfully serving
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18 clients to date, UNITE is poised to bring its wealth of experience and innovative solutions to
elevate Gonzaga's position in the realm of university-industry collaborations.
The partnership between UNITE and Gonzaga will commence in December 2023.
UNITE is a leading provider of consulting, training, and technology solutions for academic
institutions, specializing in driving impactful corporate engagement. With a proven track record
and a commitment to innovation, UNITE empowers universities to thrive in an ever-evolving
landscape, fostering dynamic collaborations with industry partners. UNITE is an Ohio State
University portfolio company and exclusively licenses technology (invented by the co-founders)
from The Ohio State University. The UNITE cohort of partners is growing and includes colleges
and universities of all sizes across the country.
About Gonzaga University:
Gonzaga University, established in Spokane, Wash. in 1887, is a nationally ranked liberal arts
institution that educates students for lives of leadership and service for the common good. In
keeping with its Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic heritage and identity, Gonzaga models and
expects excellence in academic and professional pursuits and intentionally develops the whole
person -- intellectually, spiritually, culturally, physically and emotionally. Gonzaga offers 16
undergraduate degrees through 53 majors, 68 minors and 73 concentrations; 23 master’s
programs; and five doctorate degrees, through the College of Arts and Sciences and six schools:
School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied
Science, School of Nursing and Human Physiology, School of Leadership Studies, and School of
For more information about UNITE, please visit www.UNITECorporateEngagement.com or
contact Christy Bertolo at Christy@UNITECorporateEngagement.com or 614.205.4826.