Tambellini Takeaways: 2022 Syntellis Summit

Top of Mind: Tambellini Takeaways 2022 Syntellis Summit

Syntellis Performance Solutions offers financial planning solutions across several verticals, including healthcare, financial institutions, and higher education. The company held its annual Syntellis Summit in mid-May 2022. An entirely virtual event, Summit 2022 included several panels for higher education users. As higher education institutions face funding challenges and enrollment pressures, financial planning and the tools […]

Jenzabar’s Acquisition of Spark451 Is An Expected Fit

Top of Mind: Jenzabar’s Acquisition of Spark451 Is An Expected Fit

On April 13, 2022, Jenzabar announced that it had acquired higher education marketing and technology firm Spark451. Established in 2011, Spark451 provides enrollment marketing support, creative design services, and data analytics exclusively for higher education. Spark451 works with over 70 institutions in the United States and maintains offices in New York, North Carolina, and Virginia. […]

How Higher Ed CIOs Can Support Student Success Initiatives

Top of Mind: How Higher Ed CIOs Can Support Student Success Initiatives

Although many higher education institutions have for years sought to improve student success (increasingly known as student experience), the visible struggle of many students during COVID-19 renewed the urgency around institutions getting it right—right now. More schools are professionalizing advising, creating new student success divisions, and restructuring student and academic affairs to streamline oversight and […]

The long game: Focusing on the Needs of Others

Top of Mind: Focusing on the Needs of Others

Milos Topic, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer at Grand Valley State University, spoke with Kathy Lang, Tambellini’s Vice President of Member Relationships, about solving problems by focusing on the needs of others first. Listen as Kathy and Milos discuss: Greatest influencers for change in learning environments, data analytics, and administrative systems The impact of […]

Why Identity Management Is So Important in Higher Education

Top of Mind: Why Identity Management Is So Important in Higher Education

You are two or three weeks into your new role as the university’s CIO and have learned a lot about the institution and its students, the technology at a high level, and some of the major players on campus and in your own organization. You are starting to visualize options for a path forward, but […]

Creating a System of Data Governance for New River Community and Technical College

Top of Mind: Creating a System of Data Governance for New River CTC

Our Need for Data Governance New River Community and Technical College serves a nine-county region of southern West Virginia with four campus locations. Although New River CTC was founded in 2003, it didn’t achieve administrative independence until 2009—when we completed the separation of services from our parent institution, Bluefield State College. Since then, the college […]

Building an Enterprise Analytics and BI Practice in Higher Education

This is a tough period for higher education. The industry is faced with financial, political, and pedagogical challenges; however, there are also many opportunities, including the incredible innovation occurring in the data analytics and business intelligence (BI) field. Innovation has long been the heart and soul of institutions, but they are now faced with the […]