Paul Smith's College registrar named board member of major predictive-analytics company

PAUL SMITHS, NY (10/24/2014)(readMedia)-- The registrar and director of Institutional Research at Paul Smith's College was named to the newly formed higher education advisory board for Rapid Insight, one of the nations leading providers of predictive analytics software and solutions.

Loralyn Taylor was chosen, along with seven other college and university administrators from across the country, to help inform and direct Rapid Insight's strategic development efforts for its advanced analytic solutions for the higher education market.

"Rapid Insight has always listened to the concerns of its customers," says Taylor. "They aren't afraid to ask us what issues keep us awake at night. This board helps formalize a great process, and I am honored to participate and look forward to some great conversations."

The other board members are:

– Sunnary Adeva, manager of Institutional Planning and Research at Mount St. Mary's College

– Jeffrey Anderson, associate vice president of Academic Affairs at Saint Leo University

– Bill Bereskin, Enrollment Management analyst at Oregon State University

– Mike Cook, senior associate director of Admissions at Michigan State University

– Mike Johnson, director of Institutional Research at Dickinson College

– Bryan Terry, associate provost for Enrollment Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

– Jere Turner, director of Institutional Research at Manchester Community College

"Colleges and Universities are under increasing pressure to meet enrollment goals and to ensure student success," says Mike Laracy, CEO of Rapid Insight. "As we continue to enhance our analytic solutions, we want to make sure we are keeping pace with the critical issues facing our higher education customers. It's important that they have a voice in our strategic product decisions and that we have a regular exchange of ideas."


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