Vernon College to replace legacy systems with Unit4 Student Management

Manchester, NH and St. Louis, MO, 


  • Unit4 Student Management streamlines operations for diverse rural college
  • Intuitive mobile-first design applies same concept as consumer technology

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for higher education institutions, today announced that Vernon College is the latest adopter of the cloud-enabled Unit4 Student Management solution, adding to an impressive client list since the solution launched early-2016.

Vernon College in Vernon, Texas chose Unit4 Student Management over Ellucian and the incumbent Jenzabar to support its 3,000 students. The college used a federal Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant to help pay for the new student information system.

“Unit4 Student Management will give our students, faculty and staff the ability to interact with the college in all aspects of the student life cycle to maximize student success,” said Dr. Dusty R. Johnston, President of Vernon College. “It will bring together registration from our five campuses and centers, enable students to see what courses they need to complete their credits, automate routine tasks for staff and enable faculty to evaluate students’ needs.”

Unit4 SMS will give students, faculty and staff the ability to interact with the college in all aspects of the student life cycle. #EduTec

Dr. Dusty Johnston, President, Vernon College

“We’re already seeing great traction in the North American market as we’re offering institutions a completely new user experience, but one that is more familiar and really adds value,” said Jami Morshed, VP of the Global Center of Excellence for Education at Unit4. “We’re enabling them to upgrade the student experience with true mobile design, providing institutions with a solution that adapts simply to their business processes enabling agility with no system handcuffs. It also helps relieve the internal staffing challenges many face as they try to maintain dated student information systems. We’ve never seen such enthusiastic interest in a newly launched Unit4 solution as we have with Unit4 Student Management.”

Early customers cite their ability to improve the faculty, staff and student experience as a key benefit. An intuitive interface built for today’s mobile user applies the same concepts users have come to expect from their consumer technology, while a unique workflow engine automates manual, routine tasks in bulk, empowering staff to spend more time on higher-value activities. With built-in analytics, every administrative user can easily analyze and demonstrate improvement on key institutional metrics.



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