Starfish by Hobsons Sponsors the SUNY Student Success Center Summit

Starfish by Hobsons Renews Commitment to the State University of New York Today at the Student Success Summit

ALBANY, NY, October 25 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today sponsor and attend the SUNY Starfish Student Success Center Summit, hosted by the State University of New York.

The summit, “Putting Students at the Center,” is focused on developing and strengthening academic and support pathways that promote student access, success, and completion. The summit brings together leaders and staff from across the 64 colleges and universities within the State University of New York system. The two-day event features over 15 sessions.

Howard Bell, Starfish General Manager, Earl Taylor, Hobsons Senior Product Consultant for Starfish, Theresa Chastain, Starfish Strategic Account Executive, and Marlane Pinkowitz, Starfish Account Manager, will present “Starfish Success Platform, Early Alerts Are Just the Beginning.” Session attendees will learn how the comprehensive Starfish Enterprise Success Platform will align your strategic plan, data, initiatives and student facing interventions to drive student success outcomes.

“Starfish is proud to sponsor and present at the SUNY Student Success Center Summit,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish. “We are honored to support the 33 SUNY colleges and universities that use Starfish, and are committed to building  student success across the entire system by sharing today at the summit.”

Starfish by Hobsons today also released two client case studies highlighting the success of two SUNY colleges, SUNY Brockport and Dutchess Community College.

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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