Trinity Lutheran College has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Intermec Foundation to help fund the cost of migrating a new student information system.
According to Academic Dean Michael DeLashmutt, who wrote the grant, the migration will improve the quality of academic advising and reduce the cost of operations in several key departments (admissions and student records).
However the most important benefit accrued to the college will be the added ability to develop robust online and hybrid programs. Such programs will not only improve existing offerings, but enable the college to develop new modes of delivery and reach out to new markets. The investment by the Intermec Foundation in this project is a force multiplier.
“Thanks to the increased enrollment that the college has experienced over the last four years, we needed to invest in a more powerful Student Information System. This migration will both greatly improve our student advising, and help to foster a culture of data informed decision making,” DeLashmutt said.
The college learned of this opportunity through Sue Taylor who serves on Trinity’s Board of Directors.