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C-Level View :: July 25, 2007

Executive View

Making the Case for Student Lifecycle Management
By Mike McLean, senior director, Information and Applications Services, California State University

In today's increasingly competitive higher education environment, we face rising demands to attract and keep the best students, improve the quality of education, and keep costs down. These are lofty goals, but they are attainable if institutions learn to examine their business processes and leverage technology to manage the entire student lifecycle -- helping improve service to students, from recruitment through graduation and beyond. If higher education institutions do not embrace this concept and start nurturing these valuable relationships, they risk disconnection from students and the loss of competitive edge....

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From The Personnel Office

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