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St. Augustine’s University Moves to the Cloud with Ellucian Colleague and Ellucian CRM Recruit to Modernize Student Experience

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Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today announced a new cloud modernization and migration engagement with St. Augustine’s University, a four-year liberal arts university founded in 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina. In January 2020, St. Augustine’s selected a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based deployment of Ellucian Colleague and Ellucian CRM Recruit to power its digital transformation, modernize the student experience and enable campus-wide innovation.

“When we were looking for technology and a partner to help us transform the student experience for our institution, our priorities were to find a secure solution with a proven track record of success that could serve as a platform for modernization,” said St. Augustine’s University CIO Debra Clark Jones. “When we saw the success that North Carolina schools have had with Ellucian, it was obvious they were the best choice for future-proofed ERP, recruitment and retention technology.”

“Integrated and configurable cloud-based technology is the best choice for institutions committed to student success and institutional modernization,” said Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen. “We are proud to have won the trust and confidence of St. Augustine’s as we work together to move to the cloud and unleash a new wave of innovation.”

Ellucian Technology to Support Digital Transformation

Colleague SaaS will empower St. Augustine to be more agile, efficient and data-driven as higher education evolves to meet the needs of today while also preparing for the future. By moving to a SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, St. Augustine’s will streamline and consolidate several disparate systems into an integrated information solution and improve the overall user experience and operational effectiveness for students, staff and administrators. The flexibility and configurability of Ellucian Colleague SaaS will enable institutional innovation with a wholistic view of information, faster technology transformation, and a more robust, digital campus experience for students.

Ellucian CRM Recruit will allow St. Augustine’s to stand out amongst the more than 110 higher education institutions in North Carolina by enabling a more modern and streamlined recruitment processes and personalized engagement with prospective students. Additionally, CRM Recruit allows the university to take advantage of analytics that will help increase enrollment and further identify and engage potential students.

More than 80 percent of higher education institutions in the state of North Carolina, including the Community College System, utilize Ellucian technology and services.

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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