Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the ATD 2018 Holistic Student Supports Institute

Engaging the Entire Campus to Achieve Holistic Student Support

ST. LOUIS, October 9 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today present at the 2018 Holistic Student Supports Institute, hosted by Achieving the Dream.

Over 300 community college professionals have gathered at the Institute to discuss how they are ensuring each of their students are receiving the support they need to achieve their goals. Through intensive workshops and presentations, attendees will examine student movement through their institution and design and execute a coherent strategy for designing a student support model that supports the whole student.

Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish, will lead a panel presentation, “Engaging Your Entire Campus in Your Student Success Strategy,” today at 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT in Grand Ballroom H. The panel will feature multiple student success leaders who are making change happen on their campuses and will discuss achieving campus buy-in, engaging a variety of stakeholders in student success initiatives, and ways institutional departments can work together to achieve retention and completion goals.

“I am excited to be a part of the conversation at the 2018 Holistic Student Support Institute, by hosting a panel with colleagues from the Community College of Pennsylvania, Columbus State Community College, and SUNY Broom,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish. “We will be talking about how community college students are especially vulnerable to challenges that could impede their progress towards achieving their goals, and strategies for institutions to support their overcoming those hurdles. It is critical that student success and support professionals work to continuously improve the support available to these students.”

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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