Melissa King Named Ellucian Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations

Industry veteran will enhance Ellucian’s global market strategy and
portfolio alignment

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ellucian,
the world’s leading provider of software and services built to power
higher education, today announced that it has appointed Melissa King to
its executive team to serve as senior vice president of strategy and
operations. In her new role, King is responsible for the identification
and development of business opportunities to expand Ellucian’s global
market presence and alignment of solution portfolio, sales operations,
go-to-market methodologies, and strategic partnerships required for
success.

King has spent more than 20 years at Ellucian (and its predecessor
company, SunGard
Higher Education
), starting as an
engineer focused on technology architecture and management and moving
into strategic roles leading product strategy and propelling global
expansion. Previously, King served as vice president of research and
development, where she led global product development teams through the
delivery of centralized common functions and services, including
engineering experience centers, test engineering, and user experience
design.

“Melissa is an invaluable leader who has played a significant role in
Ellucian’s success,” said Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen. “Her
strength as a leader and expert in the higher education industry will
help us achieve the goals we have set for Ellucian and our customers. We
are incredibly proud Melissa’s accomplishments and excited about the
impact she will have in her new role.”

“For more than 15 years, I’ve guided teams in the higher education
industry on the development of new products and the adoption of emerging
technologies and methodologies,” said Ellucian Senior Vice President of
Strategy and Operations Melissa King. “I look forward to utilizing this
experience in my new role, where I will work to bring the global
strategy team and go-to-market organization together to facilitate
greater cohesion and collaboration, connecting market dynamics with
solution development, go-to-market plans, and customer support models
across our organization.”

King is also engaged in community and industry programs that promote
women in technology and STEM education. Melissa studied at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa
and holds a B.B.A. with concentrations in applied information systems
and business.

About Ellucian

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops
solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As
the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for
higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in
50+ countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for
nearly 20 million students.

Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR,
recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions.
With a full suite of cloud ready solutions, Ellucian provides
institutions with the choice and flexibility in how, what and when they
deploy solutions in the cloud. Ellucian also supports the higher
education community with a range of professional services such as
application software implementation, training, education, and management
consulting.

Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher
education, and its ability to better our world. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

Contacts

Ali Robinson
Director, Media Relations
[email protected]

error: Content is protected !!