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UNITE and Gonzaga University Announce a Strategic Partnership To Elevate Corporate Engagement

Updated: Dec 7, 2023


December 2023

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

Contact: Christy Bertolo


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.


About UNITE:

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 or

contact Christy Bertolo at or 614.205.4826.

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