Ellucian announces Diana Oblinger to the Board of Directors as upcoming Member

– USA, LA – Ellucian, the leading global provider for higher education software and services, today announced that EDUCAUSE president and chief executive officer, Dr. Diana G. Oblinger, will join the company’s board of directors on June 1, 2015 upon her retirement.

“We’re delighted to have Dr. Oblinger join Ellucian’s Board of Directors,” said Jeff Ray, president and chief executive officer at Ellucian. “Like us, her commitment to student success is clear. She brings to Ellucian a wealth of insight which will enable us to continue delivering innovative technology solutions, helping institutions and the students they serve succeed.”

Dr. Oblinger is well known for her focus on improving learning through the use of technology. She has worked with colleges and universities in the US and around the world on issues such as student success. In her role at EDUCAUSE, an organization with 2,400 institutional and corporate members, she led the creation of programs such as the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), which provides grants and change strategies for transformational technology-mediated programs in post-secondary and secondary institutions.

Dr. Oblinger has both academic and corporate experience. She has served on a variety of boards, including the American Council on Education (ACE) and ACT, as well as committee service such as with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Committee on Cyberinfrastructure. She is a frequent keynote speaker and writer. Most recently she served as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

“I am honored to soon join Ellucian’s Board of Directors,” said Oblinger. “We share a commitment to the pivotal role that technology plays in helping colleges and universities deliver on their mission.”

About Ellucian

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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