A Conversation with Lindenwood University:

Why Your SIS Needs a Strategic Front-End Experience

Recorded on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Lindenwood University 

Nestled within the vibrant community of St. Charles, Missouri, Lindenwood University educates over 7,000 students across 124 undergraduate and graduate programs. At the heart of the University’s mission is innovation, relevance and forward-thinking education experiences, which carry through to their technology stack. Lindenwood transitioned from CAMS to Anthology’s cloud-hosted SIS in 2022, leveraging Pathify as the “front door” into their digital campus. In addition, the university operates on Canvas’ LMS and Microsoft for productivity. Learn more at lindenwood.edu.


Obsessed with making great technology while developing long-term customer relationships, Pathify creates stellar experiences across the entire student lifecycle — from prospect to alumni, and beyond. Rooted in an expansive and continually evolving integration library, Pathify elevates and streamlines higher education’s technology presence. With seamless integrations across ed tech systems from Ellucian, Anthology, Instructure, Jenzabar, D2L, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, and more, Pathify is the preferred portal choice over homegrown or SIS-packaged platforms. Trusted by well over 100 institutions and led by a team of former higher ed executives, builders and technology leaders, Pathify focuses on the core values of Impact, Wit, Contrast, Technique and Care. Learn more at pathify.com. tem.

Meet the Panelists

Susan Nodine, Project Manager, Columbia College

Columbia College, a private institution based in Columbia, Missouri, has provided quality education since its establishment in 1851. With a mission centered around empowering traditional and non-traditional students, Columbia serves nearly 7,000 students, with one-third having US military affiliation. Before Pathify, the college relied on an Ellucian student portal. They continue utilizing D2L (Brightspace) as their learning management system and their student information system is managed on-prem with Ellucian Colleague.

Brian Bowers, Manager of Web Development & Mobile Applications, Xavier University of Louisiana

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) is a private, historically black institution with a rich legacy dating back to its establishment in 1925. With a full-time student body of around 3,200 students, it stands as the only Catholic HBCU in the United States. XULA is dedicated to excellence in education, preparing students for leadership and service in a diverse learning environment. The University recently transitioned from a Sharepoint student portal to Pathify, leverages D2L (Brightspace) for its learning management system and manages student information through an on-prem Ellucian Banner instance.