Ellucian Announces Howard University as Beta Partner for Ellucian Pilot

Ellucian Pilot helps institutions improve accountability, retention and student success

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Ellucian, the leading global provider of higher education software and services, today announced Howard University as a beta partner for Ellucian Pilot, the company’s student success tool for improving institutional accountability, retention and student outcomes. Under this partnership, Howard University will use Ellucian Pilot to drive measurable student outcomes and help guide the product’s development.

Ellucian Pilot, which can be implemented on-premise or in the cloud, allows institutions to directly address retention, accountability and success by providing a holistic view of each individual student’s experience. With Ellucian Pilot, institutions can share information about students without silos, across campus departments to deliver meaningful, personal and coordinated support. Ellucian Pilot uses the power of analytics and social engagement to intervene early with students, if they¹re struggling to meet standards.

“The most important advancements technology can make in higher education focus on making student success the top priority,” said Jeff Ray, President and CEO at Ellucian. “Ellucian Pilot lets colleges and universities coordinate support to students, whether they are at-risk or excelling in their studies to help them find the best possible outcomes, without any of the barriers. Howard University is a leader to other institutions and a powerful partner to help Ellucian guide the development of Ellucian Pilot.”

Howard University will use Ellucian Pilot to improve student retention and success. When Ellucian Pilot identifies that a student is falling off-track for academic success, Howard University’s faculty and staff will be alerted, so they can develop actionable next steps turn the situation around. The institution will also use Ellucian Pilot to identify students who qualify for scholarship and award opportunities.

“Howard University is a beacon for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as other like-minded institutions. It’s not just our goal to graduate students within four years, but to do so in a way that sets them up for success in careers and in life,” said Precious Smith, Deputy Director, Center for Academic Excellence at Howard University. “Ellucian Pilot allows us to wear our laurels as we prepare our current students to be service-driven leaders of the future.”

Ellucian and Howard University are currently at EDUCAUSE, higher education’s premier IT event. To learn more about Howard University’s use of Ellucian Pilot, visit Ellucian in Booth #909. For more information on the product, visit our page.

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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 nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students.

Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions. With more than 1,400 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions in higher education. 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.

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