by Dell Rae Ciaravola | July 12, 2017 10:24 AM
Colorado State University, Herman Miller and Workplace Resource have entered into a strategic partnership that will save CSU money, provide scholarships and internships to students, help employees address ergonomic concerns with office furnishings, and provide office furniture discounts to employees and alumni.
The partnership will include annual monetary support for either fellowships or scholarships, as well as four internships for CSU students at Workplace Resource and one internship at Herman Miller corporate offices. In addition, Herman Miller will help train CSU staff in ergonomics as well as provide discounted, ergonomically-smart furnishings for university offices, discounts for employees for home offices, and an alumni discount.
Herman Miller and Workplace Resource have an extensive history with CSU already, including teaming up with the university to renovate an interior design teaching space in 2013 through the company’s Learning Spaces Research Program. That program partners with higher education institutions to pilot new approaches to learning and teaching through the use of learning spaces. When Morgan Library was most recently remodeled, the original sofas purchased in the 1960s from Herman Miller were repurposed and reupholstered for continued use.
Herman Miller and Workplace Resource also share values with the university, including the importance of sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and creating a great place to work. Our companies focus on using the safest materials available, as well as recycled content. In addition, many of the furnishings are easily recycled at the end of their lifespan.
Specifically, the partnership through Procurement Services provides CSU employees with:
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