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Michael Wulff Named Ellucian Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development

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Ellucian, the world’s leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today announced that it has appointed Michael Wulff to its executive team to serve as senior vice president of global research and development. In his new role, Wulff is responsible for strategic company growth initiatives including expanded Ellucian Ethos delivery, software as a service (SaaS) acceleration and the development of new solutions in support of business priorities and emerging technologies.

Wulff has spent more than 20 years at Ellucian, starting as a software development intern, moving into developer and lead developer roles and then on to strategic positions leading all phases of development in support of delivering native SaaS applications. Most recently, Wulff served as vice president of global research and development, where he led the global engineering teams responsible for the development of Ellucian’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and student information system (SIS) solutions.

“Throughout Mike’s tenure with Ellucian he has been instrumental in driving the development and innovation of our solutions, adopting a modern approach to our platforms and enhancing user experience in the cloud,” said Laura Ipsen, president and CEO of Ellucian. “Now as we lead higher education’s digital transformation in the cloud, Mike’s expertise in agile software development and commitment to customer success will ensure that Ellucian’s solutions set is designed specifically to support institutions around the globe. We are excited to welcome him to the executive team.”

“The adoption of cloud solutions has become linked with success in the rapidly evolving higher education landscape,” said Wulff. “I’m excited to lead the research and development organization for Ellucian as we drive innovation and cloud adoption in the industry.”

Wulff holds a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies focused on science and technology from Virginia Tech.

About Ellucian

Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics; from fundraising opportunities to alumni engagement; Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.

Working with a community of more than 2,550 institutions in over 50 countries, Ellucian keeps innovating as higher education keeps evolving. Drawing on its comprehensive higher education business acumen and suite of services, Ellucian guides its customers through manageable, sustainable digital transformation—so that every type of institution and student can thrive in today’s fast-changing landscape. To find out what’s next in higher education solutions and services, visit Ellucian at