Ellucian, the world’s leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today announced that it has appointed Sharon Loeb as its chief marketing officer (CMO). Loeb is a seasoned marketer, strategist and business leader, with an extensive background in education technology.
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“I am truly excited about the experience, energy and vision Sharon will bring as we move ahead in our mission to lead the digital transformation of higher education in the cloud,” said Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen. “Under Sharon’s leadership, Ellucian marketing will engage more deeply with customers, empowering innovation at this time of rapid change and further elevating Ellucian as the leading higher education technology partner to institutions around the globe.”
“Now more than ever, institutions are looking to technology as a driver of student success,” said Loeb. “Ellucian’s singular focus on higher education, combined with cloud solutions that empower institutions to be agile, efficient and data-driven, are helping our customers meet unprecedented challenges. I am thrilled to join Ellucian and look forward to building transformative marketing strategies focused on the customer experience, as we help them thrive no matter what comes next.”
About Sharon Loeb
As CMO, Loeb will join the Executive Leadership Team and drive strategic marketing initiatives and growth focused on digital transformation and the move to cloud. She will lead all aspects of the global Brand Marketing, Field Marketing, Solutions Marketing, Global Programs, Marketing Communications, and Marketing Operations organizations.
Throughout her 20-year career in the education technology industry, Loeb has been a transformational leader recognized for designing and deploying creative marketing and communications initiatives, including go-to-market strategies that increase brand affinity and generate demand. She comes to Ellucian most recently from Cengage Learning where she served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. In this capacity, she led all aspects of marketing, communications and public affairs in support of company objectives.
Prior to Cengage Learning, Loeb served as vice president of marketing for McGraw-Hill Higher Education where she directed all marketing and communications efforts across several business units. Her extensive background in education technology also includes additional roles at McGraw-Hill Education as well as Pearson Education Canada. Loeb holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from York University and a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from University of Toronto.
COVID-19 Resources from Ellucian
As institutions, educators, students, and staff face great change and disruption during the coronavirus outbreak, those who serve higher education are working together to help continue the delivery of vital services and ongoing education to students everywhere.
In support of our customers, partners, and the higher education community, Ellucian is continually updating available resources here, including:
- Laura Ipsen’s letter to the community
- Ellucian’s business continuity statement
- Webinar: Business continuity best practices in today’s environment
- Webinar: Business continuity best practices for the future of higher ed
- Webinar: Student well-being in a disruptive time
- Webinar: Deciphering the CARES Act for higher education
- How Ellucian managed services are powering remote campuses
- A discussion space for COVID-19 discussion within the Ellucian community
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 2,700 customers 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 www.ellucian.com.