Press release

California Southern University Selects Ellucian Cloud

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Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today announced a new engagement with California Southern University (CalSouthern). CalSouthern has selected cloud-based Ellucian Colleague, Ellucian CRM Recruit, Ellucian Analytics, and Ellucian Intelligent Learning Platform (ILP) to power its digital transformation and enable campus-wide innovation.

By moving from its homegrown enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to a Software as a Service (SaaS)-based ERP from Ellucian, CalSouthern will modernize outdated manual processes and the overall constituent experience. Ellucian Colleague SaaS is built for flexibility and will enable the university to provide a more secure and digitally connected campus, enhancing the overall experience for both students and staff. It will also provide the university with continual access to the latest updates and innovative capabilities, letting technical staff shift focus from maintenance to more valuable business process improvements and strategic initiatives.

The unified technology framework created by this suite of cloud solutions will enable CalSouthern to provide an enhanced experience for its constituents. Ellucian Analytics and ILP will enable data-informed decision making that will drive student success and increase operational efficiency, while the integration between Colleague and CRM Recruit will help ensure that students are enrolled in the right courses and supported until graduation.

“From the first meeting, the Ellucian team made a point of listening to our needs and understanding the vision for the future of our university, before trying to sell us a solution,” said California Southern University Director of IT Thila Menon. “Ellucian helped discover efficiencies throughout our university and identified a solution that gives us the freedom to focus our resources on driving student success. Ultimately, the decision to go with Colleague SaaS was unanimous and working with a company whose team became an extension of ours has inspired great confidence.”

“Cloud-based technology gives institutions the power to drive digital transformation and future innovation on campus, while simultaneously enabling the user experience, scalability and continuity they need today,” said Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen. “We are incredibly proud that the strength of our offerings and the expertise of our team gave CalSouthern the confidence to choose Ellucian Cloud––joining a quickly growing Colleague cloud community of more than 40 institutions across the United States.”

About Ellucian

Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics; from fundraising opportunities to alumni engagement; Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.

Working with a community of more than 2,700 customers in over 50 countries, Ellucian keeps innovating as higher education keeps evolving. Drawing on its comprehensive higher education business acumen and suite of services, Ellucian guides its customers through manageable, sustainable digital transformation—so that every type of institution and student can thrive in today’s fast-changing landscape. To find out what’s next in higher education solutions and services, visit Ellucian at

About California Southern University

California Southern University is a regionally accredited university, offering undergraduate and graduate online degree programs in law, business, criminal justice and law enforcement, psychology, and nursing to a nationwide and international student body. CalSouthern is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). To learn more about online education at CalSouthern, please visit