Ellucian Confirms Earvin “Magic” Johnson As Ellucian Live 2016 Keynote

World-renowned Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and motivational speaker to bring his magic to the world of higher education technology

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - Fairfax, VA

Ellucian, the leading global provider of higher education software and services, today announced that Earvin “Magic” Johnson will speak at Ellucian Live 2016 in April to a global audience that is anticipated to exceed 8,300 higher education technology leaders in Denver, Colorado.

Ellucian Live is an annual technology conference that connects leaders from more than 1,300 colleges and universities and is the largest convening of its kind in the world.

Each year, attendees eagerly await the unveiling of new, in-demand solutions—like cloud-based predictive analytics and competency-based education products—that ultimately help students succeed and institutions thrive.

“Earvin Johnson is an outstanding champion of empowerment through education,” said Jeff Ray, president and CEO at Ellucian. “His philanthropic efforts contribute to helping students succeed, which is core to the mission we share with our customers, as it helps to advance our entire society. We can’t wait for him to experience our vibrant community of technology leaders designing the future of higher education together.”

In his role as chairman and founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, Mr. Johnson has maintained an unwavering commitment to helping transform underserved communities, with education as a priority focus. The Magic Johnson Foundation has become one of the most recognized philanthropic organizations in the world.

To learn more about Ellucian Live 2016, visit www.ellucian.com/EllucianLive


About Ellucian

Ellucian is the technology leader of software and services powering higher education forward. More than 2,500 institutions in almost 50 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education for over 18 million students. Ellucian provides a broad and versatile portfolio of solutions, including student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions.

With more than 1,400 institutions subscribing to unique deployments of Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions to colleges and universities. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

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