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University seeks to increase student enrollment, introduce new schools and academic programs to prepare students, faculty, and staff for the changing economic environment.

Ellucian, the leader in higher education software and services, announced today that after a year-long search process, Bellarmine University’s 41-person, multi-department selection committee chose Colleague by Ellucian to replace the institution’s existing ERP system.

Bellarmine University is dedicated to fulfilling its Vision 2020 plan, which seeks to position the institution as the premier independent Catholic university in the South and thereby the leading private institution in the commonwealth and region. Colleague will help Bellarmine University to better serve students, faculty, and staff by increasing operational efficiencies and enhancing the student experience.

“Bellarmine University is creating a model academic environment that will successfully prepare students for our changing economy,” said Paul Cunningham, senior vice president of customer relationships at Ellucian. “We’re privileged to partner with Bellarmine University as the institution implements Colleague to transform its approach in serving the broader campus community.”

Bellarmine University is aiming to increase enrollment from 3,600 to 5,000 by the year 2020. Ellucian Recruiter™ will help the university to streamline admissions operations while providing prospective students with an engaging, personalized web experience.

“We’re introducing technologies that will dramatically enhance our student experience and enable operational effectiveness,” said Eric Satterly, director of information technology at Bellarmine University.  “In reviewing Ellucian’s roadmap for Colleague, we feel we have a solution that offers us a profound shift in our capabilities and enhances our ability to meet Vision 2020.”

About Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic tradition and a bold vision for the future. By 2020, Bellarmine intends to significantly increase undergraduate and graduate enrollment and add several new graduate programs, while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is a top university in Forbes’ list of America’s best colleges, is listed in the Princeton Review’s 378 Best Colleges and is ranked 13th among regional (South) universities in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Bellarmine has been recognized on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 175-acre campus on three hills in the eclectic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which was named one of the nation’s top 10 most affordable cities by Forbes. CNNMoney calls Louisville the United States’ top “breakout city” for 2014.