St. Mary’s University Strengthens Student Engagement with Unifyed Engage
Jan 11, 2019
Chicago, IL – Jan 11, 2019: Unifyed™, the most modern student lifecycle management provider for higher education, announced today that St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX, has enhanced campus-wide and targeted communication with the Unifyed™ Engage platform. The institution selected Unifyed Engage to optimize overall student engagement and better align with their mission in how they educate students and manage resources.
Since its founding in 1852, the University has provided a Catholic, Marianist liberal arts education to their students, and has sought to remain true to their roots as the institution has increased its academic programs, enrollment, and competitiveness. In the process they discovered that their legacy portal, which was provided by their student information system vendor, not only lacked true integration, but could not manage communications across mediums. Additionally, St. Mary’s was not able to create institution-specific branding on their portal and lacked mobile capabilities as well.
“We were excited to partner with St. Mary’s because we knew Unifyed Engage could help them optimize their technology resources so they in turn could focus more on their students,” said Dennis Thibeault, Chief Product Officer at Unifyed. “Not only has the University’s communication become more sophisticated, but they can now manage texts, emails, pop-ups and SMS messages from a single platform. Additionally, their students benefit from single sign-on and have the added security of multi-factor authentication, plus 24×7 access to the information and transactions they need.”
Unifyed ensured that St. Mary’s had a seamless implementation and smooth migration from their legacy system to Unifyed Engage. They also helped the University set up analytics that not only provide data but assist in driving new strategies. With Unifyed Engage, St. Mary’s University has successfully
- Designed and implemented smart alerts and message windows that are displayed to the student upon specified conditions
- Leveraged the Unifyed message center along with Banner role sync to enhance communication
- Implemented Unifyed channels and dashboards for Banner® by Ellucian, Microsoft® Office 365® and Blackboard®
- Utilized single sign-on with critical applications such as Banner®, Canvas®, Microsoft® Office365®, the Patient Portal, Give Pulse for student engagement, and Rattler Tracks for student associations and clubs.
Unifyed™ is the only AI-first, microservices-based, cloud-native student information system provider and serves over 750 colleges and universities in seven countries. Unifyed is a beautiful and easy-to-use solution designed with an AI-first approach to increasing student engagement and international enrollment. Developed by Columbia University in partnership with the higher education community, our solution is both affordable and flexible to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional institutions alike.