Educators Serving Educators and Greenwood Hall Announce Collaboration to Deliver Enrollment, Retention, and Student Services Solutions
Alliance to Support Not-For-Profit and Public Colleges and Universities In Online Learning Initiatives
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Educators Serving Educators (ESE), an innovative consulting and professional services division within Albany, NY-based Excelsior College, today announced a partnership with Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCQB: ELRN), a Los Angeles based education technology company that helps colleges and universities improve student engagement and outcomes. The partnership provides Greenwood Hall with the opportunity to propose comprehensive solutions for ESE clients, including higher education institutions and online learning program management organizations.
“Educators Serving Educators enables traditional institutions to deliver online programming while maintaining control over their legacy brand,” said Chris Montagnino, CEO, Educators Serving Educators. “We help institutions build the necessary infrastructure and map out the critical steps to create effective programs. Greenwood Hall shares our values. They don’t just deliver essential enrollment and recruitment services on behalf of an institution, they work to become an extension of it. We’re thrilled to welcome them into our trusted network of partners.”
Greenwood Hall, Inc. offers a robust inventory of enrollment management solutions focused on the entire student lifecycle, including enrollment and retention counseling, student assessments, financial aid advising, and student re-engagement services. With a 10-year tradition of excellence in higher education, Greenwood Hall has been a valued partner to the schools it serves. The Company’s relentless focus on serving students individually and completely is reflected in their tagline, “Serving one student at a time.”
Founded in 2010, ESE provides assessment and consulting to collegiate institutions looking to enhance their operations by developing innovative online programs and a quality experience for students. While ESE focuses on strengthening an institution’s internal capabilities, this can also include recommending and assisting with external solutions in the areas of enrollment management and retention. Through this strategic partnership, ESE and Greenwood Hall will be better positioned to serve a full-range of client needs.
“Greenwood Hall is one of the fastest growing education technology and services companies in the higher education market and ESE shares similar status as a provider of strategic services with an incredible pedigree earned at Excelsior College,” said Bill Bradfield, Greenwood Hall’s EVP of Business Development. “The potential of our partnership is boundless and we are thrilled to be their execution partner. The collaboration allows for ESE to work closely with Greenwood Hall advisors to assist traditional institutions develop individualized success plans for new or inactive students.”
About Educators Serving Educators
Educators Serving Educators (ESE), a division of Excelsior College, works with colleges and universities looking to optimize their programs and student experience. As a division of Excelsior College, ESE is uniquely able to serve our partners by incorporating over 40 years of experience as an innovative industry leader in education. Our consulting expertise is offered in the areas of enrollment management, student services, competency-based-education, academics, prior-learning-assessment and more.
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About Greenwood Hall, Inc.
Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue while improving student engagement and learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions combining strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 50 education clients and over 70 degree programs.
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