Liaison Receives Award from the University at Buffalo
Liaison International, a leading provider of admissions management solutions for the higher education market, today noted that it has received an award from the University at Buffalo for its pioneering work on admissions management technology for graduate schools and programs. The award was made at the UB STOR Annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception on March 3, 2014.
The Liaison-UB collaboration began in 2001 as a joint venture between Liaison and UB that served the needs of UB’s admissions office. The initiative was also a pioneer in the academic business incubator movement, which is now an important public policy initiative in New York and other states.
The technology developed in the joint venture is now a key component of software solutions for Liaison’s clients, which include more than 4,000 colleges and academic programs. Several UB graduate schools, including the School of Dental Medicine and the School of Public Health and Health Professions, use Liaison’s Centralized Application Services (CAS) admissions management solution while the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management Services manages the admissions process for the remaining graduate schools by using Liaison’s GrAdMIT product. The combined tools enable UB to establish common admissions data standards across its graduate schools and programs, while maintaining the individual programs’ autonomy and workflow.
Christopher Connor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management Services, describes the GrAdMIT solution as “unique,” adding “GrAdMIT allows UB to view, analyze, and benchmark admissions and enrollment information from multiple schools and programs across campus in a single location.”
The technology behind GrAdMIT is now available to all universities in Liaison’s recently introduced direct-to-university format admissions management solution, UniCASTM.
Michael Behringer, Liaison’s CEO and President, said, “We are honored by UB’s recognition of Liaison’s innovative admissions management technology. The honor is particularly meaningful because of the opportunity we had to work so closely with UB’s graduate admissions team in developing products that not only addressed their needs but also, over time, were found useful by thousands of other colleges and universities dealing with the same issues.”
Liaison helps higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students with improved outreach, application, and enrollment processes. More than 5,000 programs, on over 800 campuses nationwide, rely on our admissions management and enrollment marketing solutions to reach prospective students, streamline administrative tasks, and create exceptional experiences for applicants across the full enrollment cycle—from first interest to first day on campus.
Over the last 20+ years, Liaison has built strong relationships with educational associations and powers some of the most admired admissions offices in the country. For more information, please visit http://www.liaisonedu.com/ or follow the company on Twitter at @LiaisonEDU.