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TopSchool Shares Best Practices in Student Data Management

Colleges and Universities Can More Effectively Use Data to Drive Recruitment, Retention and Placement

Denver, CO – February 7, 2011 – TopSchool, a leading SaaS provider of Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions for higher education, is helping schools embrace the power of data to advance recruitment, retention and placement. As the education environment becomes more complex and competitive, colleges and universities need to make sure they have quality data management processes in place to target the right students for the right programs, and support those students throughout the education lifecycle.

TopSchool’s Justin Sloan, director of School Processes and Business Intelligence, brings his insight from the front lines of admissions and student engagement in academia to his recently published eBook, ” Best Practices: How Student Data Can Drive Recruitment, Retention and Placement.” Sloan shares ten tips to help educators more effectively use data to focus on qualified leads, drive student completion, and connect graduates with career opportunities:

1. Make sure your data is clean, accurate and up to date
2. Respond immediately to inquiries
3. Deliver consistent communications
4. Work closely with lead vendors to establish goals and track metrics
5. Assess data to establish risks factors
6. Leverage automated communications and workflow when red flags arise
7. Employ internal communications plans to ensure student success
8. Establish a communication process and manage employer/graduate interaction
9. Employ job seeker and self service options
10. Engage in long-term follow-up to track career results

“Colleges and universities collect an immense amount of data – data that can help them maximize the productivity and results of their student services teams, as well as better predict and support student success,” said Sloan. “By more effectively using this data, schools can deliver targeted recruitment programs, higher enrollment and retention rates, and stronger career placement results.”

TopSchool’s Chris Chumley to Speak at Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators 2010 Annual Conference

Chumley’s General Session Focuses on SaaS Computing to Help Schools
Drive Revenue, Enrollment and Profitability

Denver, CO – July 7, 2010 – TopSchool’s Vice President of Product Management, Chris Chumley, will be presenting a general session at the upcoming Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) annual conference in Harrisburg, PA. Chumley’s presentation, “SaaS Computing: Best Practices for Increasing Revenue, Enrollment and Profitability,” will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 3:10 p.m. Eastern Time.

Chumley will explore successful strategies in using Software as a Service (SaaS) Computing to help schools create competitive advantage, increase revenue, address new markets and build operating efficiencies and improved profitability. Topics will include:
• Leveraging SaaS Computing as an innovative means to reduce IT spending and redirect savings to¬ward improving the business.
• Using SaaS Computing to strengthen an institution’s financial viability, better positioning an institution for M&A activity.
• Combining SaaS Computing with other IT management techniques to drive massive ROI.
• Implementing SaaS Computing to be more agile in addressing new markets quickly and easily.

Chris has spent the last 13 years focused on educational technology both in academia and on the consulting/corporate side, gaining deep insight into their collaborative initiatives. He has extensive experience implementing large student data systems and therefore a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the importance of flexibility and next generation technology. Chris joined TopSchool in 2008 and leads all product management activities, delivering a system that goes beyond a traditional college student information system to better manage and report on data. Prior to TopSchool, he was with Exeter Consulting leading the implementation of student information systems at large public universities.

The Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) represents the more than 320 private career colleges and schools in the Commonwealth before the legislature, state agencies and professional associations. PAPSA is the only association representing all for-profit colleges and schools in Pennsylvania. For more information about the PAPSA event, please visit www.papsa.org.

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