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Northeast Honored, More Than $1 Million Expected to be Saved Over Five Years

Northeast Honored, More Than $1 Million Expected to be Saved Over Five Years

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Northeast Community College was selected by Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, as a winner in the 2024 Ellucian Impact Awards.

The Ellucian Impact Awards recognize higher education leaders who leverage Ellucian’s innovative technology solutions to achieve better outcomes for students and their institutions.  

Northeast received the Impact Award, which was presented last week at a conference in San Antonio, Texas.  

“The Ellucian Impact Awards celebrate the changemakers who have demonstrated the most innovative use of technology to elevate the student experience and deliver broad administrative benefit for their institutions,” said Laura Ipsen, Ellucian president and CEO. “We are honored to award and recognize each of these winning institutions as role models for the entire Ellucian community.”   

Northeast was one of six Ellucian Impact Award winning institutions. Each will receive $25,000. 

David Cone, Northeast chief information officer, accepted the award on behalf of the college.  

Northeast successfully transitioned its Banner ERP system to the Ellucian cloud and integrated its Learning Management System (LMS) with Banner, enhancing data accessibility, streamlining processes, and empowering stakeholders. 

Students have reported greater ease in accessing information, collaborating with instructors, and tracking their progress due to the new tools and real-time integration. Additionally, the move to the Ellucian cloud is expected to unlock more than $1 million in reduced technology infrastructure and labor costs over the next five years.  

Cloud migration certainly is not exclusive to Northeast, but it set itself apart from others by embracing a truly comprehensive and innovative strategy that prioritized institution-wide collaboration, communication, and stakeholder engagement.  

Today, Northeast Community College experiences a modernized solution of enhanced operational efficiency and data-driven decision making.  Its cloud migration and real-time integration initiative have transformed operations, much to the benefit of students, faculty, staff, and all other stakeholders.  

Due to cloud migration and real-time integration of its software solutions, Northeast expects to save $1.18 million in the next five years, thanks to moving away from on-premise hardware and software upgrades and reaping other related savings.  

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David Cone (center), Northeast chief information officer, accepts the Ellucian Impact Award, which was one of six awarded to higher education institutions at a conference in San Antonio, Texas. Ellucian’s solutions have streamlined administrative processes by 30% at Northeast, freeing up staff time to focus on initiatives like course development and student support.