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U Nebraska Kearney Moves to Hosted CRM

In an effort to expand its student recruitment efforts beyond its traditional base, University of Nebraska Kearney is adopting a hosted CRM solution. The move is also aimed at improving retention rates among the institution's 6,500 students.

For the deployment, UNK is using Campus Management's Talisma CRM, initially in the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions, with the goal of increasing overall enrollment 1.5 percent per year, according to information released by the university today. Eventually the deployment will be expanded to include "other academic and student affairs departments to capitalize on recruitment and student success initiatives."

"Historically, the UNK undergraduate student population has been [composed] primarily of Nebraska state residents; but as the demographics shift and there are fewer high school graduates, it's imperative for us to attract non-traditional students, including military personnel, single parents and minorities, as well as out-of-state students," said Dusty Newton, University of Nebraska at Kearney director of Admissions. "To meet this new challenge, it is essential that we employ a CRM solution with the flexibility and functionality that Talisma CRM offers."

Talisma CRM is a hosted constituent relationship management suite for higher education. It comprises seven broad CRM modules, including financial aid, student retention, scholarships, student services, alumni and advancement, and knowledgebase. It's in use by more than 1,700 institutions around the world.

University of Nebraska Kearney, located on a 235-acre campus in central Nebraska, serves 5,100 undergraduate and more than 1,400 graduate students in 170 undergraduate programs and 34 graduate programs. The university also offers 25 pre-professional programs.

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