CampusWorks’ 25 Years Timeline

Company History Timeline

Founding Year

Fred Gross and Larry Schoenberg have an idea for a higher education technology consulting company. Together, they launch CampusWorks. The original CampusWorks team consisted of 16 people, primarily providing interim technology leadership services to community colleges. During that first year, CampusWorks had seven clients and operated out of founder Fred Gross’ home.

Expansion into Canada

The company’s reach expands into Canada when Lethbridge College in Alberta becomes a client.

First Leased Office Space

CampusWorks opens its first leased office space at 330 South Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, Florida.

New Office

CampusWorks’ growth prompts the company to relocate to a new office space at 126 South Osprey Avenue in Sarasota, Florida.

Working Remote

With team members and clients located across the United States and Canada, CampusWorks’ leadership decides to become a virtual organization to reduce the company’s impact on the environment and improve operational efficiency.

First System Client

CampusWorks signs its first state system client, Nevada Higher Education System. Since that first contract, we’ve gone on to work with additional state systems, including Minnesota, University System of New Hampshire, Vermont State Colleges, New Mexico Community College System, North Carolina Community College System, Virginia Community College System, Alabama Community College System, Oregon Community College System, and Universities of Wisconsin.

First R1 University Client

CampusWorks signs its first research-1 (R1) university client, Penn State University.


CampusWorks helps Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) become the first Canadian institution to issue academic credentials to graduating students through Blockchain technology.

Leadership Change

Liz Murphy announces her retirement and Mahendran Jawaharlal steps in as CampusWorks’ new CEO. Liz continues to serve as board chair.

Giving Back

CampusWorks celebrates its 20th Anniversary by donating $2,000 scholarships to 20 different colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, providing a total of $40,000 in financial support for students in need.

Book Club

CampusWorks launches its first book club, meeting monthly to discuss best-selling business books. Christie Lindor, author of The MECE Muse, led the club’s July meeting.

Employee Milestone

The CampusWorks team reaches 100 employees.

Great Place to Work-Certified™

CampusWorks becomes a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company, a designation earned based on employee feedback. This achievement earned CampusWorks a spot on Fortune‘s list of Best Small and Medium Workplacesas well as Great Place to Work’s list of Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services.


Growth Milestone

CampusWorks has a record-setting year, exceeding its revenue goal.


CampusWorks celebrates its first annual Impact Weekend, GivingWorks. This philanthropic initiative provided CampusWorks’ employees with a half day of professional development and enabled them to deliver over $33,000 in donations to 27 non-profit organizations while volunteering their service in their local communities, creating a nationwide ripple of impact.

Added Leadership & Capacity

CampusWorks’ Executive Advisory Board expands its capacity to provide executive advisory services under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Rossmeier, vice president of advisory services.

25 Years

CampusWorks celebrates 25 years of creating happy campuses at hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. The company has grown to more than 240 employees, with almost as many contractors for the greatest depth and breadth of higher ed knowledge to support your success.