Southwestern Oregon Community College, Cocos Bay, has paired with campus card service provider CardSmith to launch the Laker One Card, the college’s new official ID card that includes door access and meal plans for its 12,000 students.
CardSmith’s software as a service solution is now processing meal plan transactions at the college’s dining hall. Southwestern is in the process of issuing new Laker One Cards to all students, faculty and staff with a CardSmith-supplied card production system.
The new card will feature a secure 24/7 account center where card holders can view meal plan transactions and balances, manage account information, and more. The college is evaluating the expansion of card acceptance to other areas of the campus including pay-for-print stations.
“The new card program will make our campus more efficient and provides us a platform to easily expand to applications beyond dining,” said the school’s housing director, Jeff Whitey. “We chose CardSmith because their SaaS transaction processing service…supports both our current and future processing needs and because they have expertise in building card programs with campuses like ours.”
“CardSmith is expanding rapidly in the community college market, and we plan to continue to develop our technology and services to meet the needs of this important segment,” said CardSmith President Jay Summerall.