South Carolina Technical College System Partners with Greenwood Hall to Enhance Accessibility to Student Services
16 Campus System Serves Nearly 250,000 Students
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN), an education technology company that partners with colleges and universities to improve student engagement and outcomes, today announced the Company has been selected by the SC Technical College System (SCTCS) to provide comprehensive student lifecycle solutions to the 16 campus system on a statewide basis. The solutions will specifically enhance student access to critical student support services and assistance.
Research has found that a majority of students who drop out of college on a nationwide basis do so because they do not have access to adequate non-academic support services. By investing in solutions that help students remove non-academic obstacles, post-secondary institutions can improve graduation rates and student outcomes.
Working with individual SCTCS colleges, Greenwood Hall will offer best of breed support services in financial aid, enrollment support, retention, and technical help desk solutions to assist students with gaining better access to students services vital to student success while enhancing the overall student experience. The SCTCS-Greenwood Hall partnership will specifically support the statewide system’s goals of making quality higher education opportunities available to all South Carolinians.
Greenwood Hall was selected, in part, due its proven track-record in enhancing student experience and service, at six individual colleges in the system including Horry-Georgetown, Florence-Darlington, Greenville, Tri-County, Technical College of the Lowcountry, and Spartanburg Community College. Harold Hawley, vice president and chief financial officer for Horry-Georgetown Technical College, a Greenwood Hall education partner since 2012, said, “We needed a fundamentally different strategy for handling incoming calls, leveraging resources, and improving our service to students. The alliance with Greenwood Hall accomplished these goals and has forever re-shaped the way we do business. As a result of the partnership, our students are better served and that is what matters most”.
Working with the individual SCTCS colleges, Greenwood Hall will offer schools best of breed support services in financial aid, enrollment support, retention, and technical help desk solutions to assist students with gaining better access to college services and helping improve the overall student experience.
“Student success and retention are important measures for the SC Technical College System,” said Dr. Hope Rivers, executive vice president of academic and student services for the System. “We look forward to partnering with Greenwood Hall to enhance the student experience across our 16 colleges.”
“A great student experience is essential to student success and student retention,” said Bill Bradfield, executive vice president of strategic partnerships at Greenwood Hall. “Greenwood Hall has had partnerships with six of the sixteen SCTCS system schools dating to 2012. The great teams at each of the campuses have made the connection between great service and increased student success. With this expanded partnership, all the schools in the system can take advantage of our services so we can help them help their students through the entire student lifecycle.”
About the SC Technical College System
Comprised of 16 colleges located strategically across the state and two internationally-renowned statewide programs: readySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina™, the SC Technical College System is dedicated to furthering economic and workforce development in South Carolina.
As the state’s largest higher education system, the SC Technical System serves more than a quarter million South Carolinians each year and educates more of our state’s undergraduates than all the other public higher education institutions combined. Dedicated to making a quality higher education both accessible and affordable, the System plays a key role in educating and training South Carolina’s workforce for the in-demand, high-skilled jobs of today and tomorrow. In addition, the System’s internationally-recognized statewide programs – readySC and Apprenticeship Carolina – work to attract new companies to the state as well as provide comprehensive workforce solutions to ensure they stay and grow here.
By making a quality higher education accessible, affordable and relevant to the people of South Carolina, the SC Technical College System is preparing our state’s workforce for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow.
About Greenwood Hall
Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue and improve student engagement as well as learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions that touch the entire student lifecycle – combining strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student experience and student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 60 education clients and over 75 degree programs.
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