Charleston, WV – June 5, 2018 - A higher education technology symposium and training session were held at the University of Charleston on June 5 for members of the Independent College Enterprise (ICE). The symposium, presented by Ellucian, a technology solutions company, and ICE offered the consortium’s ten member schools the opportunity to address strategies and technology solutions for student success.
Alost 100 staff members from nine of the schools attended, representing admissions, business, financial aid, IT, registrar and residential life offices.
Tracy Williams, Senior Director of Product Management at Ellucian, gave the keynote speech. The keynote was followed by an overview on Ellucian’s newest technology platform, Ethos, and its value to higher education.
Afternoon sessions were offered by ICE partners and industry experts included: changes in non-profit reporting by Brown Edwards; updated tools to manage data by Entrinsik; and PCI compliance by TouchNet. A panel from three schools shared how each adopted Ellucian solutions for their students.
The day concluded with staff from the various offices sharing expertise and challenges specific to their offices.
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive with participants requesting more time to spend with colleagues from other schools who work in the same offices.
The Independent College Enterprise, located on the University of Charleston’s campus, was formed by five founding member schools in 2000. ICE hosts and supports database technologies for member schools using Colleague® by Ellucian as the core system. In addition to the University of Charleston, nine other schools, located in four states, are members of ICE: Alderson Broaddus University, Bethany College, Davis & Elkins College, Emory & Henry College, Stillman College, Tusculum College, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Wheeling Jesuit University and William Peace University.