Point Loma Launches Pathify Portal to Enhance Student Community

The institution will leverage Pathify to create an integrated digital student experience as the academic year begins.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2023, DENVERPathify – the only centralized user experience hub for higher ed — proudly welcomes Point Loma Nazarene University to the growing community of global customers obsessed with improving the student technology experience.

By partnering with Pathify, Point Loma (also known as PLNU) further embodies their mission to create a shared university community for their global student body. 

“Pathify provides a centralized, seamless location for our growing population of online and adult learners to access support services, academic resources and courses,” said Jamie Brownlee-Turgeon, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Operations, Graduate and Professional Studies at Point Loma. “Everything is in one location to make access more available and easier to find since we know they are working full time, have families, and are involved in their community.  Beyond the ease of Pathify, it also creates a PLNU community for students who may never visit our campus. They get the same opportunity to build positive relationships with classmates, develop mentor relationships with faculty, and feel like they truly belong to the community.”

“PLNU is known for a deep community culture, which drives student engagement. But as student interests diversify, information overload is contributing to student anxiety,” said Scott McGowan, Director of Community Life at Point Loma. “Pathify has been a critical tool for refreshing student engagement. Our students are thrilled and relieved to have an intuitive tool to navigate co-curricular offerings, communicate relevant information, and connect with each other in person over shared interests. We’re not just seeing more engagement, we’re seeing better, more joyful engagement.”

McGowan continued, “Granular permissions are a key differentiator, allowing us to put content management directly in the hands of program staff and student leaders. Event planners target and directly update their marketing. Department heads run rich informational Pages or more engaging Groups. Student club officers have full control of their Groups and use them to standardize club administration. Integrations, Tools, and Shortcuts make the app the simplest, easiest place to get things done. Pathify adoption is resulting in a more connected and transparent student experience.”

Pathify fills the massive user experience void at the center of the higher education digital ecosystem, delivering a personalized user experience unifying technology, content, communications and people. Offering highly personalized experiences for users at every point in their journey, the Engagement Hub encourages system-agnostic integrations, collaborative social groups, personalized tasks and multi-channel communication with full web/mobile parity.

“We’ve had a great time working with Point Loma over the past few months to get their portal up and running for the academic year,” said Matt Hammond, Chief Revenue Officer at Pathify. “We’re excited to see what they accomplish with the platform and are grateful for their partnership, which continues our expansion across the state of California.”

Point Loma Nazarene University joins the Pathify community along with other customers such as Otis College of Art and Design, Concordia University – Irvine and University of the Pacific.

About Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts institution established by Phineas Bresee, primary founder of the Church of the Nazarene. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Point Loma is an NCAA DII school with 11 athletics teams and a Christ-centered community committed to whole-person education and helping students fully become who they’re called to be.

Learn more at pointloma.edu.

About Pathify

Obsessed with making great technology while developing incredible long-term relationships with customers, Pathify remains hyper-focused on creating stellar experiences across the entire student lifecycle — from prospect to alumni. Delivering cloud-based, integration-friendly software designed to drive engagement, Pathify pushes personalized information, content, and resources to the right people, at the right time — on any device. Led by former higher ed executives, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders, the team at Pathify focuses every day on the values Impact, Wit, Contrast, Technique and Care

Learn more at pathify.com.