How Analytics Can Support Student Success in Higher Ed


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A Webinar Hosted By EdSurge Founder Betsy Corcoran  

Across the nation, colleges and universities are pursuing innovative solutions to support student success. Many of these initiatives employ tools and approaches involving data analytics.

The panel discussion will be hosted by EdSurge founder and CEO Betsy Corcoran.

In this webinar, we’ll explore:  

What challenges advisors are facing when applying analytics

How analytics are being used to improve student success

How institutions are choosing relevant digital tools

For more insights into technologies and collaborations that are supporting student success initiatives, take a look at the EdSurge Guide on Innovations in Student Success.

Meet our Panelists

EdSurge founder & CEO, previously Executive Editor for technology coverage at Forbes Media and an award-winning staff writer for the Washington Post and Scientific American.

Host: Betsy Corcoran

Ann LaFave is the Director of Student Services for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. She oversees all facets of advising, career services, registrar, diversity and international programs for one of Cornell’s largest colleges.  She supports a team of 14 staff that work tirelessly every day to improve the campus experience for 3,000 students.  

Ann M. LaFave

Iris Palmer is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the higher education team, where she provides research and analysis on state policies related to higher education including performance based funding, state student financial aid, and state data systems. 

Iris Palmer

Karen Vignare, Ph.D., MBA, is a strategic innovator leveraging emerging technologies to improve access, success and flexibility within higher education. As Executive Director for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Karen manages a network of universities committed to student success through personalization.

Karen Vignare

Jason is the Senior Director of higher ed industry solutions at, where he leads efforts to deliver solutions designed for colleges and universities to better serve their students. Prior to joining, Jason served as director of online media and technology at Columbia Business School, where he lead initiatives to implement Marketing Cloud and CRM across Columbia's executive programs.

Jason Belland

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