Starfish by Hobsons Hosts Student Success Summit in St. Louis

The summit, Leveling Up: Thinking Strategically About Student Success, brings together over 45 student success practitioners

ST. LOUIS, October 23 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today host a Starfish Student Success Summit at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

The summit, “Leveling Up: Thinking Strategically About Student Success,” is an opportunity to bring together student success practitioners from institutions across the Midwest interested in the potential of the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to build capacity for student success at scale.

Summit attendees will participate in lively discussions, best practice sharing, and interactive sessions around leveraging technology to close equity gaps, support guided pathways methodology, make data-informed decisions, and increase student and faculty engagement. 

The opening keynote will be delivered by Ana Borray, Director Professional Learning, Educause, where she will discuss her recent work around combatting student success initiative fatigue. Other presenters at the summit include:

  • Howard Bell, General Manager, Starfish by Hobsons, sharing how the need for a holistic approach to student success is changing the industry, and
  • Russ Little, Product Manager, Starfish by Hobsons, helping attendees up-level how they  think about data and embrace analytics on campus.

“The Starfish team is honored to have so many higher education student success professionals join us in St. Louis today,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish. “We are eager to share best practices and hear how our peers are increasing awareness about student success solutions and thinking more broadly about data and analytics.”

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps more than 450 colleges and universities scale their student success efforts so more students can achieve their academic and life goals. By helping higher education institutions leverage reliable data to pinpoint areas of concern and opportunity within courses and student populations, as well as institutional programs and services, Starfish connects these findings to action by identifying at-risk students, connecting students with valuable resources, and building academic plans to achieve student goals with the least momentum lost.

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About Hobsons

A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students.


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