TopSchool Annual User Forum Gives Institutions Platform to Collaborate

Education Strategist Dr. Keith Hampson to Deliver Keynote

Denver, CO — May 30, 2012 — TopSchool, a leading SaaS provider of Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions for higher education, is hosting its Annual User Forum, “Changing Landscapes Demand Continuous Innovation.” The event is dedicated to discussing today’s biggest education issues, driving the direction of TopSchool’s system, and providing an opportunity for users to network and learn best practices from other TopSchool users and staff.

“The ability for our customers to come together and collaborate with each other is especially important as the market continues to evolve,” said Justin McMorrow, co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of TopSchool. “From broad trends in Student Lifecycle Management to specific uses of our system, schools will leave the forum with fresh insight and ideas on how they can more effectively use data to meet changes head on and deliver a better student experience.”

Dr. Keith Hampson, who has a wealth of insight on the influential role technology plays in higher education, will deliver the event’s keynote address. Hampson will discuss the critical leadership role of college management for advancing the use of technology, how we can intertwine administrative and instructional roles through technology, address increased regulatory pressures and accountability requirements, and analyze institution-wide performance.

Hampson is a well-known education strategist who writes the Higher Education Management blog, consults with institutions and businesses, and serves as contributing editor of Today’s Campus. He also has extensive experience on the academic side having served as Digital Strategy Consultant at the University of Toronto, Director of Digital Education Strategies at Ryerson University and faculty.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Keith’s stature speak to our clients – knowing Keith, he will spark conversation and offer up viewpoints that will truly change how schools look at the ways they can and should use information and technology,” said McMorrow.

TopSchool’s User Forum, which is being held in Denver, CO, kicks off with a welcome reception the evening of Tuesday, September 25th. Sessions will take place September 26th – 27th. To learn more, please visit:

About TopSchool

TopSchool ( built the first SaaS student administrative system in higher education to address the key aspects of the student lifecycle. The company’s Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) system goes beyond the capabilities of traditional college student information systems, and includes a customizable student portal, easy-to-use CRM and SIS components, and an intelligent reporting suite. Schools can easily manage all student information from recruitment and retention through career placement in a central location, supporting students through enrollment, admissions, academics, finance and career services. TopSchool gives student-centric institutions more control and flexibility in the way they manage student data, empowering them to drive growth, reduce costs and meet accountability requirements.

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