Adobe suite coming to campus

Erica Santillo

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UNF has purchased the Adobe Master Collection for computers on campus.

Kathy Hughes, IT Director of User Services, said these programs will be installed in the

Mathews General Purpose Lab, as well as in the Art and Graphic Design department labs during Summer A. She said the programs will be installed in library computers by the fall.

Hughes said the university partnered with USF in February to enter a three year agreement with Adobe. She said the total cost of the programs is $358,000 and it was funded by student IT fees.

Hughes said the combination of both schools’ full time equivalent student enrollment was above 50,000, which let the schools receive a discount from Adobe.

Hughes said IT chose to update its Adobe programs because of responses from their student surveys.

“Students listed Adobe products in the surveys as programs they wanted to access remotely, and they got the programs they asked for,” Hughes said.

Kennerly Cotton, graphic design major, said while the art department may benefit from the purchase, all students deserve access to the programs.

“I think these programs would be a good thing for the art department, but even if you aren’t an art major you should have some knowledge of them,” graphics design major, Kennerly Cotton, said.

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