Naropa University Selects Ellucian Cloud Solutions to Modernize Student Journey

Private liberal arts university will use cloud-based Ellucian solutions
and support to enhance experience

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ellucian,
the leading provider of software and services built to power higher
education, today announced a new engagement with Naropa
University
(Naropa), a private liberal arts university located in
Boulder, Colorado. Naropa University will implement Ellucian cloud
solutions to create a unified technology framework that supports the
complete student journey from prospect through graduation.

“Because our approach to learning incorporates Eastern wisdom studies
into traditional Western scholarship, we must attract, enroll and engage
students that are inspired by our unique education to remain
competitive,” said Naropa University VP Operations, Tyler Kelsch. “This
means implementing solutions and services that support a modern and
personalized experience for students and prospects has become absolutely
crucial to our success.”

Ellucian
Colleague
will help Naropa deliver a coherent student experience and
achieve better organizational alignment through data integration across
departments. New capabilities can drive faculty and student engagement
and productivity; and students will gain greater visibility into their
academic standing, putting them in control of their own progress and
timeline to graduation. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery in the
Ellucian Cloud enhances scalability, security and continuity, allowing
Naropa to easily access the most current application releases and
advanced functionality. Naropa joins Ellucian’s Colleague cloud
community, now more than 35 institutions strong.

Ellucian
CRM Recruit
and Ellucian
CRM Advise
will help Naropa bring its vision of a truly unified
student journey to life. With these solutions the university will be
better able to reach and enroll the right students and better guide
enrolled students to a successful outcome. Additionally, Ellucian
Ethos
, Ellucian
Workflow
 and Ellucian
Analytics
 will help unlock institutional data, modernize outdated
business processes, and enable data-informed decision-making that drives
student success, institutional growth and operational efficiency –
making Naropa a more empowered campus.

Ellucian will also provide full technology management services to Naropa
in the form of on-site end-to-end IT services staff, including strategic
direction and hands-on management. Ellucian subject matter experts will
work to ensure that systems are optimized and adopted, enabling the
university’s leadership to focus on key issues such as increasing
enrollment and student success. Naropa will also use Ellucian’s grants
services to help secure and manage grants, and Ellucian’s academic
support services to develop and execute on a roadmap for academic
technology.

“We are thrilled to partner with Naropa to implement unified cloud
solutions and services that will help the university modernize existing
processes, attract new students, transform the student experience, and
continue to thrive in today’s higher education market,” said Ellucian
President and CEO, Laura Ipsen. “It is exciting to see institutions join
our growing Colleague cloud community to take advantage of the
efficiencies and foundation for innovation cloud provides.”

About Naropa University

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal
arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to
learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom traditions and
traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the
Higher Learning Commission.

About Ellucian

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops
solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As
the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for
higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in
50+ countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for
nearly 20 million students.

Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR,
recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions.
With a full suite of cloud ready solutions, Ellucian provides
institutions with the choice and flexibility in how, what and when they
deploy solutions in the cloud. Ellucian also supports the higher
education community with a range of professional services such as
application software implementation, training, education, and management
consulting.

Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher
education, and its ability to better our world. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

Contacts

Ali Robinson
Director, Media Relations
publicrelations@ellucian.com

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