Houston Baptist University Licenses SunGard SCT Solutions to Help Improve Attraction and Retention of Students
MALVERN, Pa., February 22, 2005 â€” Houston Baptist University (HBU) has selected SCT Banner to help improve communications and streamline operations, it was announced today by SunGard SCT, an operating unit of SunGard (NYSE:SDS).
HBU licensed the entire SCT Banner administrative suite, as well as SCT fsaATLAS to help the institution achieve its operational objectives. One of the most widely used collegiate administrative solutions, SCT Banner supports institutions of all sizes and types with a tightly integrated suite of proven, scalable, enterprise-wide applications on a single database. SCT fsaATLAS helps U.S. institutions manage international students and scholars.
“SCT Banner will help enhance our ability to communicate in a timely and effective manner with our students, which in turn should impact the attraction and retention of students,” said Dennis J. Huff, Ph.D., CISA, director of information systems at Houston Baptist University. “In the past we have faced real challenges in our efforts to provide top quality service to our students. SCT Banner will help us address these issues in communication and information sharing.”
The SCT fsaATLAS solution will help the university administer processes for its growing population of international students, currently five percent of the student population.
“By improving processes and communications throughout the university, SunGard SCT solutions can help enhance the reputation of Houston Baptist University,” said Brian Madocks, executive vice president, field operations of SunGard SCT.
About Houston Baptist University
Founded in 1960 on Christian principles, Houston Baptist University offers students a small school atmosphere in an urban setting. With a student to faculty ratio of 16:1, the more than 2,500 students at HBU get the personal attention they want and need. In fact, HBU has been ranked in the top tier among the “Best Universities” offering master’s degrees in the Western region by U.S. News & World Report in its America’s Best Colleges for 2005 edition. For more information, visit www.hbu.edu/.
About SunGard SCT
SunGard SCT is a leading provider of software and services for higher education. SunGard SCT solutions help institutions create the Unified Digital Campus, an environment in which systems, individuals, and communities can interact seamlessly for learning, teaching, and administration. SunGard SCT supports more than 1,300 clients worldwide with administrative and academic solutions; portal, collaboration, and content management solutions; information access and business intelligence solutions; and integration solutions. For more information, visit www.sungardsct.com/.
SunGard is a global leader in integrated software and processing solutions, primarily for financial services. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. SunGard serves more than 20,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world’s 50 largest financial services companies. SunGard (NYSE:SDS) is a member of the S&P 500 and has annual revenue of $3 billion. Visit SunGard at www.sungard.com/.
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