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In a nutshell, what is an omnichannel payment approach?

Omnichannel is the ability to take payments anytime, anywhere through any channel. It is also the ability to deliver those payments securely and manage them centrally for easy reporting and administration. Higher ed leaders want to provide a frictionless experience for students, parents and other constituents, as well as streamlined campus operations.

Institutions looking to grow must actively empower staff to ensure that administrative services keep pace with the flood of new students. Implementing the Laserfiche content services platform significantly improved the way Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) does business, but the more important benefit has been for students, says Systems Administrator Lidija Bell.

From left to right: Christopher Sessums, Learning Strategies Consultant, D2L; Michael Amick, VP of Distance Education, Pima Community College (Ariz.)

The evolution of technology and online learning is enabling institutions to expand access to education across a broader spectrum of learners, by providing learning opportunities outside the limits of time, place or distance. In this web seminar, presenters discussed how to use these tools to expand access to education for more learners at any institution.

From left to right: Patrick Brown, CIO, Illinois College; Marc Benner, Assistant CIO, Illinois College

A robust network might not be needed for your students to participate in basketball, baseball, or football. But what about esports? The leadership of Illinois College recently upgraded their network infrastructure to improve safety and security while also supporting the launch of the college’s highly successful esports program and Gaming Center.

More than half of the 40,000 students at California State University, Northridge, are first-generation. Three thousand are international. And every one of them belongs, says Paul Schantz, director of web and technology services in the Division of Student Affairs for CSUN. “We want students to feel like CSUN is their home,” Schantz says. “And if you’re going to have any kind of relationship with somebody, you should know their name, and you should get their name right. That’s the first step in establishing trust with somebody.”

In this webcast, expert presenters discussed the latest commerce technologies. They also outlined how higher education leaders can implement these in-demand payment methods to deliver an optimal experience—and protect both students and the institution—by using TouchNet Payment Center. 

Speakers

Michael Wilson
Director, Transaction Services
TouchNet

Ryan Audus
Director, Business Development
TouchNet

The next generation of IT infrastructure, hyperconvergence combines computing, storage and networking into a single, simplified and automated system that is far easier and less costly to use and maintain. It  is a perfect fit for colleges and universities, which often have limited IT resources but have enterprise-level IT needs.

(From left to right: Robert Ruiz, Vice President for Strategic Enrollment, Liaison International; Katherine Ruger, Assistant Dean, Admissions & Pre-College Programs, College of Osteopathic Medicine Michigan State University; Rochelle Michel, Research Director, ETS

In this thought leadership webcast, Liaison International brought together a panel of graduate admissions experts to discuss the topic of transparency in that department, including the practical application of a holistic admissions strategy, trends in evolving models of student support and how institutions can drive student success beyond the classroom.

Speakers

Robert Ruiz
Vice President for Strategic Enrollment
Liaison International

A recent survey found that 59 percent of higher education CIOs believe that digital transformation will lead to significant business model changes, yet many institutions face challenges when it comes to implementing digital strategies for growth. As student demographics and education delivery models evolve, institutions must actively pursue innovative ways to remain competitive.

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