Maria College Selects Ellucian Technology to Enhance Campus Experience

Ellucian Recruiter™ and PowerCampus™ will be implemented at the service-driven institution to enable student success

Published Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Ellucian, the leading global provider for higher education software and services, announced today that New York-based Maria College has chosen Ellucian Recruiter™ and PowerCampus™ by Ellucian as part of the institution’s technology transformation.

Maria College, which was named one of America’s Top 100 Affordable Small Colleges this year, is making investments in capital projects to support the small, private liberal arts college’s evolution and commitment to meeting the needs of the modern student.

Maria offers high-demand majors to students matched to the region’s market needs in the health sciences and their newest Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts offers two tracks in communication and government studies.

“We are in the midst of creating a new Maria College, built on the values and history that have been foundational to our existence. As we enhance the student experience that we offer on our campus, we wanted a best-in-class technology platform designed specifically for colleges and universities,” said Lea Johnson, President of Maria College. “Through our trusted partnership with Ellucian, we’re able to focus on our mission of educating students to serve others.”

Under the leadership of President Lea Johnson, Maria College is also expanding the number of majors and degrees the College offers. Ellucian Recruiterwill help to build more personalized relationships with potential best-fit students as the institution fast-tracks the delivery of new four-year degree programs in healthcare management, health and occupational sciences, psychology, and liberal arts.

PowerCampus, a best-in-class system for smaller institutions, will help Maria College bring together people, processes, and technology to lower costs and improve performance. The institution will be able to automate all of its most critical, student-related tasks, particularly with regard to admissions, billing and cash receipts, financial aid, and academic records.

“We share a commitment to innovation and student success,” said Jeff Ray, President and CEO at Ellucian “We’re pleased to partner with Maria College as its leadership evolves how students experience the institution—from recruitment through graduation and beyond.”

About Maria College

Maria College is a baccalaureate nonprofit, independent, co-educational institution, founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy, and is one of 16 colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. The College serves traditional and nontraditional students through day, evening, weekend and online classes. A student focused and highly affordable private college in Albany, NY with a 99% placement rate—employment and continuing education.


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.

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