SAN DIEGO, Nov 26, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- San Diego State University (SDSU)
has chosen U.S. Bank to add banking services to its SDSU Card. The SDSU Card
provides official identification and a variety of conveniences for more than
40,000 students, faculty and staff. As part of its commitment, U.S. Bank will
also sponsor the inaugural SDSU Month and deploy three U.S. Bank ATMs on campus
in the spring of 2003.
"This partnership is tremendously important to U.S. Bank and is symbolic of our
commitment to San Diego," said Robert Armstrong, market president of U.S. Bank
in San Diego. "We are grateful to the university for this opportunity to deepen
our relationship with them."
The SDSU Card, in addition to serving as official campus identification,
provides access to campus photocopy machines, student laundry facilities, health
services, the pharmacy and computer labs, and is an alternative to cash at drink
and snack machines.
"The SDSU Card continues to make campus life easier and more convenient for
students, faculty and staff," said Joe Vasquez, director of finance at SDSU.
"U.S. Bank has a strong history of serving students and campuses across the
country, and we're proud to extend those services to our campus through this
For cardholders who are also U.S. Bank customers, the SDSU Card will double as
their ATM card on and off campus. U.S. Bank will to install three ATMs on campus
in the spring of 2003, which will also dispense phone minutes, stamps and other
banking services in addition to traditional cash deposit and withdrawal
functions. U.S. Bank has 41 ATMs in San Diego, among 4,680 ATMs nationwide.
"San Diego State University has an advanced ID card program and a large student
body. By adding banking functionality and new emerging technology, the SDSU Card
will add tremendous value to SDSU's nationally recognized card program," said
Jim Marshall, senior vice president of campus banking at U.S. Bank.
SDSU is one of 12 colleges and universities that partner with U.S. Bank for a
campus card program. Others include Iowa State University, Northwest Missouri
State University, Xavier University and the University of Louisville.
U.S. Bank will also be a marquis sponsor of SDSU's inaugural "SDSU Month," which
takes place in March and celebrates SDSU's dynamic and varied universe of
friends. From alumni and staff to donors, students and partners, SDSU Month will
recognize the critical link between the university and the greater community.
U.S. Bank will take part in all SDSU Month events, including the 31st Annual
Monty Awards Gala, Athletics Day, Venture Challenge 2003 and Heart in
Technology, a campus-wide festival celebrating technology at SDSU.
SDSU will also participate in U.S. Bank Workplace Banking, which extends special
banking services and products to the approximately 7,000 SDSU employees.
"We're thrilled to partner with one of San Diego's most important and beloved
institutions," said Chris Hollen, retail bank president for U.S. Bank in San
Diego. "SDSU students, faculty and staff members will be very well served by the
breadth of U.S. Bank products and services that are backed by our Five Star
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets in excess of $174 billion, is the 8th
largest financial services holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,133 banking offices and 4,680 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line
of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment
services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is
home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key
banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience.
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