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University to Boost Student Experience Through Partnership with Ellucian

Ellucian, the leading software and services provider for higher education institutions, announced today that Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania will deploy Colleague by Ellucian, to improve campus-wide experiences for both faculty and students across three campus locations. Eastern University chose Colleague to ensure greater operational efficiencies and develop closer relationships with each of its 4,200 students.

Eastern University is committed to investing in services for faculty and staff. Colleague will provide Eastern with new operational processes that add value to student, faculty and administrative services. Students will experience closer contact with institutional advisors while having easier access to critical academic and financial information.

“We’re pleased to join Eastern University in its quest to drive new experiences that lead to student success,” said Paul Cunningham, senior vice president of customer relationships at Ellucian. “At Ellucian, we share a common goal with our customers – to provide students with tools that lead them down the right path to academic achievement. Students and faculty at Eastern University, as well as additional institutions we will be announcing soon, now have access to critical information that will increase positive student outcomes.”

Colleague will enable faculty at Eastern University to automate critical workflows that improve student self-service and productivity. Students will be able to access personal self-service portals from any device, providing them real-time access to academic and financial information, including course offerings and financial aid applications.

“Eastern’s investment in the Colleague enterprise software solution is an investment in access and functionality for our staff, faculty and students,” said J. Pernell Jones, vice president for finance and operations at Eastern University. “We look forward to partnering with Ellucian in effectively implementing this software.”

Eastern University places great emphasis on student success and achievement. Colleague Student Planning, a web-based self-service tool, will guide Eastern University students in making decisions on course selection that meet their academic requirements. In addition, students will experience more efficient and direct communication with advisors to help reach individual academic goals.

Colleague Student and Financial Aid will make it easier for students to access applications for, and navigate through, financial aid packages. Eastern University faculty will deploy Colleague Finance to manage institutional information, including budget and revenue goal forecasting, while meeting accountability and compliance requirements.

Eastern University will also utilize Ellucian Recruiter, a student recruitment and enrollment management software solution, designed to find best-fit students, meet enrollment goals, and help increase retention and graduation rates.

About Eastern University

Eastern University is a Christian university which enrolls about 4,200 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, urban, international and Seminary programs. The main campus of Eastern University is located in suburban St. Davids, PA, just west of Philadelphia, with educational sites in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA, and overseas. All educational programs are based on Eastern’s core values of faith, reason and justice. Learn more