Modernizing CRMs for Student Success

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Top of Mind Podcast: Modernizing CRMs for Student Success
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The COVID-19 Pandemic expedited the timeline for technological modernizations at many institutions. As the fall Just like on-campus students, remote learners expect a quality student experience from their higher ed institution. Providing a quality experience coincides with modernizing and simplifying virtual services, yet the work toward this can not be done until institutions understand what problems they are solving. In this episode, Katelyn Ilkani talks with Darcy Van Patten, Chief Technology Officer at the University of Arizona. Darcy shares her perspective and expertise on how the University of Arizona plans to use CRM and user research to solve the problem.

Highlights include:

  • Why students should be at the core of modernization efforts and preliminary implementation research
  • What benefits come with selecting Salesforce as a CRM solution?
  • How has change management influenced the outcome of the project?

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As President and COO of Tambellini Group, Katelyn Ilkani leads operations across all internal teams. Bringing over 15 years of technology and leadership experience, Katelyn will serve Tambellini’s hundreds of institutional and vendor clients during an era of rapid evolution in the higher education technology market. Career highlights include time in leadership at IBM and Accenture, as well as building her cyber security start-up.

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