Driving Student Success in Sunny Florida
Posted by John Gilani
Last week, the OrgSync team travelled to sunny Florida to exhibit at the Florida Association of Post-Secondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) annual conference, a couple of months after our visit to the annual APSCU conference in Grapevine.
FAPSC was the second career college conference OrgSync has ever attended and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with both administrators and faculty to share how our 200+ campus partners are benefitting from using OrgSync. We demoed OrgSync (using our cool new iPad 2’s I might add) to show career colleges how we can help their campuses build an online community for their students and faculty. The feedback was absolutely tremendous as attendees viewed our community management solutions as a key component to their retention, communication and alumni initiatives moving forward.
With a theme of “Driving Student Success” we visited with these passionate administrators and witnessed the high level of commitment the Florida colleges make to their students on a daily basis. I was able to attend the breakout sessions during breaks in our exhibit times and learn more about some of the amazing things the campuses in attendance are doing. For example, Dade Medical College has committed to providing more than 50 scholarships throughout the community. Also, Ashley McMillion from Daymar Colleges Group shared a number of creative ways she is improving engagement with her students and faculty. The keynote speakers offered perspectives on the state of career colleges and a bright outlook and challenges facing everyone in the industry today.
All in all, FAPSC was a great conference, and I look forward to reconnecting with our new friends in Florida to learn how OrgSync can make an impact on their career college moving forward.