Fifth Annual Hobsons Retention Summit to Feature Panel of Retention Experts

Higher education technology leader enables exchange of comprehensive retention strategies on April 6, 2011

Mar 09, 2011, 08:55 ET from Hobsons

CINCINNATI, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hobsons, the leader in Enrollment Management Technology (EMT) software, today announced the fifth annual Hobsons Retention Summit: April 6, at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Retention experts from leading organizations, including Noel-Levitz, Teresa Farnum and Associates, AACRAO Consulting, AcademicMAPS, and Vantage Point Consulting will convene for a panel discussion, "Proactive Retention Strategies." Hobsons invites all campus leaders involved in retention efforts to attend this unique event.

According to education consulting firm Noel-Levitz, it takes four times the resources to recruit students than it does to retain them. Given this statistic, comprehensive retention strategies help campus leaders maximize their recruitment investments with high graduation rates. The Hobsons Retention Summit aims to advance national dialogue on student retention challenges and prepare institutions with specific strategies to combat attrition.

"One hundred percent of last year's attendees indicated they would recommend this event to a colleague," commented Brian Mikesell, Vice President of Student Success Solutions, Hobsons. "The collaborative format ensures that attendees can exchange best practices so campus delegates gather actionable student success and retention insights and strategies during the Summit."

In the panel discussion, experts in retention, including representatives from several leading organizations in the area of student success will discuss the importance of proactive measures to help campuses reach their student retention goals.

More than sixty U.S. colleges and universities use Hobsons' Retain CRM to reach their student retention goals. With strategy consultation, assessment, CRM technology, and service components, the Hobsons Retention Solution arms campus leaders with the plan and tactics required to combat attrition full force. Hobsons' solution offers a comprehensive, automated communication tool that campuses leverage to take proactive measures to drive student success. Additionally, robust reporting and analytic tools provide key data that enables administrators to make proactive decisions pertaining to student success.

All campus leaders who are responsible for or engaged in the campus retention effort and/or those who are interested in learning about retention solutions and best practices from key thought leaders in the retention community should participate in this unique event.

The Summit will begin Wednesday, April 6 at 8:00 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast for attendees. To register for this free event or obtain more information, please visit

About Hobsons

Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. With end-to-end, enterprise-class products built from over thirty years of education experience and market knowledge, Hobsons helps more than 5,000 global secondary schools, colleges, and universities achieve their goals. A Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) subsidiary, Hobsons is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH with offices in Washington DC; Fairfax, VA; Oakland, CA; London, England; and Melbourne, Australia.  

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