Hobsons Announces Fourth Annual Retention Summit

March 2, 2010

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Hobsons Announces Fourth Annual Retention Summit

Conference in Cincinnati, OH, April 14 to feature panel of experts discussing proactive retention

CINCINNATI, March 2 -- Hobsons, an Enrollment Management Technology (EMT) software provider, is excited to announce that registration is now open for its fourth annual Retention Summit, which will take place Wednesday, April 14 on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year, the Summit will feature guest speakers from AACRAO Consulting, ACT, Noel-Levitz, Teresa Farnum and Associates, the University of Kentucky, and Xavier University.

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One of the highlights of the conference will be a panel discussion including experts in retention representatives from ACT, AACRAO Consulting, Noel Levitz, and Teresa Farnum and Associates.  These organizations will discuss the importance of proactively trying to retain students and effective retention strategies to implement on campus. This is an extremely unique opportunity to hear some of the best and brightest minds in student retention in one room discussing the issues that are affecting today's campuses.

Adrian Schiess, Xavier University's director of student success and retention, Xavier University, will present on what his office has done to develop a complete retention program and what success they've had since implementing Hobsons' EMT Retain, a flagship CRM product designed to engage at-risk students with consistent and early communication, that has helped them increase at-risk student identification by 200 percent. Randolph Hollingsworth, assistant provost, Office of Undergraduate Education, and Chela Kaplan, director of retention and student success, Office of Undergraduate Education, both from the University of Kentucky will also give their unique perspective on the ways they have been able to utilize the functionality of EMT Retain to increase student retention rates by six percent.

The Hobsons Retention Summit aims to advance national dialogue on the challenges in student retention and prepare institutions with real strategies to combat attrition. The Summit will begin Wednesday, April 14 at 8:00 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast for attendees. For more information on the Hobsons Retention Summit or to register for the event, please visit http://connectuniversity.com/retentionsummit2010/index.html or contact Kristin Kutz at 513-924-3347 or kkutz@hobsons-us.com.

About Hobsons

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Hobsons supports education professionals in the preparation, recruitment, management, and advancement of students. With secondary school solutions, integrated marketing tools, enrollment management technology, and retention solutions, Hobsons provides innovative solutions that help students make decisions throughout the education lifecycle.

For information, please visit http://www.hobsons.com.

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CONTACT:  Laura Gaffin, +1-800-927-8439, ext. 3222, or Kristin Kutz,
+1-513-924-3347, kkutz@hobsons-us.com, both of Hobsons

Web Site:  http://www.hobsons.com/


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