Morton College Moves to Datatel for Student Data Management
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Morton College, a community college in Cicero, IL near Chicago, has hired Datatel to implement a portfolio of applications to address the entire student lifecycle--from recruitment to alumni relationships. The new installation will replace a SunGard Higher Education system used by the college. Implementation, done in phases to coincide with business cycles, is expected to be fully completed by the summer of 2011.
"The selection committee reviewed several products and the college overwhelmingly chose Datatel," said President Leslie Navarro. "Datatel's strong reputation, support, and special features presented us the greatest value."
The college has licensed Datatel Colleague, a set of applications for managing and improving departmental workflows and business processes. That suite includes Colleague Student, Financial Aid, Finance, HR, Advancement, and Datatel Portal. Morton will also be implementing ActiveAdmissions, a program that targets web content based on a visitor's interests, and ActiveAlumni, an online alumni relationship management and marketing program.
"With Datatel, we will be able to support better decision making, target our marketing efforts, fully inform our faculty and students, realize less costly business transactions, and fulfill state reporting requirements from a single source of truth," said Navarro.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.