The Power of Partnership: Meeting Students Where They Are

Date: Thursday September 20, 2:00 PM ET
CTP Credits:
1.2 CPE Credits
Program Level: Intermediate to Advance
Cost:
Complimentary
Program Prerequisites:
None
Presenters:
Carla Perez, Director of Student Financial Services, Chicago State Univer; Betsy Burton Strunk, Director of Sales, BankMobile, Judith Flink, Senior Sales Advisor, Flywire; David King VP of Engineering, Flywire

Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, was tasked by the Illinois governor, to work with a team to turn around Chicago State University. The university has faced years of declining enrollment and strained finances. At the beginning of his tenure at the university, Mr. Vallas reached out to Judith Flink, a 30-year veteran at University of Illinois system. After spending months on campus, Judith reached out to expert vendors in the field to assist with enhancing student services, while gaining efficiencies. 

Chicago State University needed a holistic approach to managing business processes on campus. Thus, the university brought in an enhanced refund management system, an unrivaled international payment service and an innovative suite of student financial services products. 

The Chicago State story is not uncommon in higher education. With the dramatic reduction of higher education funding, coupled with the continued decline of financial aid purchasing power, it is essential that higher education institutions decrease expenses while gaining efficiencies. Likewise, there is a call to improve student service and retention rates. It is more critical than ever to meet the needs of Gen Z and Millennial students. Emerging innovative technologies afford colleges and universities the opportunity to meet these needs.

This presentation shows how a team of providers has leveraged technology to improve student satisfaction, increase cost-effectiveness, and gain internal efficiencies in the business office. Hear how the institution provides a blended service model targeting the next generation of students and families.


FlyForum: Flywire workshop at the 2018 PDG Student loans conference explained

Date: Thursday September 27th, 2:00 PM ET
CTP Credits:
N/A
Program Level: N/A
Cost:
Complimentary
Program Prerequisites:
N/A
Presenters:
Sharon Butler, Executive Vice President of Global Sales

A brief overview on what will be discussed at this year’s complimentary onsite FlyForum workshop at the 2018 Student Loans and Financial Services Conference. In addition to the overview of the educational FlyForum agenda, PDG will reveal a coupon code for anyone who register for both the FlyForum and the Conference.


 

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Cancellations and Substitutions
In the event of cancellation or change in event date, registrants will be notified by email. Professional Development Group II, Inc. will not be responsible for expenses involved with a cancelled event. PDG reserves the right to substitute speakers without notice.