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Ellucian Announces Expansion of Strategic Partnership with PowerSchool

Ellucian | April 13, 2022

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On April 12th premier education technology solutions provider, Ellucian, announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with PowerSchool, a leader in cloud-based K-12 education software. Both the companies aim to join hands to enable students to get access to better career and education support from kindergarten to college.

The partnership will allow Ellucian to integrate its Experience Platform with PowerSchool’s PeopleAdmin faculty management, talent management, and interoperability products for higher education.

"Building on a strong relationship with PowerSchool, our enhanced collaboration brings together the leading technology solutions providers in K-12 and higher education. Together with PowerSchool, Ellucian will gain greater insight into drivers of student success. As a result, we'll be able to help our higher education customers develop programs that align with student interests and needs, and we can explore new solutions to support evolving career and education pathways and long-term learning."

- Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian

"We are excited to take this next step in our relationship with Ellucian. At PowerSchool, our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential, in their own way. Through our collaboration with Ellucian, we can help ensure students' experiences within the K-12 ecosystem are reflected on in a way that best helps prepare and support them in college, careers, and life."

- Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool

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In 2018, the Texas Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC) collected data about the benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree to individuals, their communities, and the state. The division of marketing and communications at Texas A&M University, College Station, then converted these data into colorful infographics, designed especially for Texas higher education leaders to distribute as they engage in conversations about the impact of higher education with employers, community leaders, legislators, students, and families.

Spotlight

In 2018, the Texas Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC) collected data about the benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree to individuals, their communities, and the state. The division of marketing and communications at Texas A&M University, College Station, then converted these data into colorful infographics, designed especially for Texas higher education leaders to distribute as they engage in conversations about the impact of higher education with employers, community leaders, legislators, students, and families.

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