Selects Banner® By Ellucian to Upgrade Staff Efficiency, Student Experiences

 Ellucian, the leading software and services provider for higher education institutions, announced today Oklahoma State University has selected Banner® by Ellucian to modernize and upgrade its current ERP system. With the help of Ellucian, Oklahoma State University is building a program aimed at improving student experiences while driving measurable reduction of operational support.

Reaching more than 36,000 students across five campuses, Oklahoma State University places strong emphasis on producing experiences that foster student success and achievement. By deploying Banner, Oklahoma State University students will be able to personally manage their academic careers while remaining in close contact with their institutional advisors.  Banner® will also present Oklahoma State University faculty with an opportunity to improve data collection, strengthening the institution’s ability to make critical decisions.

“The educational legacy of Oklahoma State University exemplifies its great leadership and strong commitment to student and faculty success,” said Paul Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Customer Relationships at Ellucian. “We’re honored to partner with its strong leadership team and motivated to help build a solution that supports the advancement of those achievements.”

Under the agreement, Ellucian will partner with Oklahoma State University to deploy many features of Banner to help improve student experiences. Banner® Student will serve as an all-encompassing service that will help students apply for admissions, enroll in classes and provide real time information on financial aid information. 

“For more than 120 years, Oklahoma State University has been guided by a specific principle – to facilitate student experiences that promote future achievement,” said Oklahoma State University CIO Darlene Hightower. “We want to engage with students on a meaningful level – both academically and socially – through technology that mirrors their communications in everyday life. Partnering with Ellucian will help drive those experiences and connect us with our students more effectively.”

Through Ellucian Mobile, students will be able to stay connected and access information any time from any device. Ellucian Portal will give students and faculty a single entry point to courses and application databases. 

Oklahoma State University employees and students will benefit from Banner® Financial Aid. The solution will help students navigate financial aid processes while employees will be able to process applications more easily.

Banner® Data Defense will enable Oklahoma State University to upgrade its cyber defense strategy by proactively identifying potential network vulnerabilities and restricting access and encrypting sensitive student and institutional data.

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