Investing in a Vision for the Future – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

You're about to find out why a global educator in the design industry selected CampusNexus Student as its system of choice to unite its students, faculty and staff, and better enable student success. 

Key Takeaways from this post:

  • CampusNexus Student maximizes student success by enabling flexible term structures supported by automated financial aid and billing adjustments.
  • With CampusNexus Student, FIDM gains a 360-degree view of every department’s interactions with individual students.
  • CampusNexus Student enables FIDM’s longtime vision of agility to align with the fast-changing government reporting and accounting regulations for higher educational institutions.

As an institution specializing in the global design industry, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) offers courses in fashion, marketing, entertainment, beauty, interior design, film and graphic design. FIDM's engaging learning environment and rigorous programs of study develop graduates who ultimately become leaders in the industries of global design and business.

As part of their continual growth, including investing in innovative and nontraditional programs, FIDM required a technology partner that shared their vision and offered solutions that would allow them to focus on student success throughout the student lifecycle.

Through a rigorous RFP process, FIDM selected CampusNexus Student, a modern student information system that maximizes student success by enabling flexible term structures supported by automated financial aid and billing adjustments.

Although FIDM had just implemented a new financial aid solution, the institution decided to find a collaborative partner with a full-service, dynamic integrated solution that could grow and transform along with them. FIDM also valued the solid strategic partnership between Campus Management and Microsoft and that the software was running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

The selection committee recognized that in addition to Campus Management’s long-standing and proven expertise in the higher education space, the entire lifecycle of the solution – from the development to the implementation and strategic consulting – would be managed and supported by Campus Management. Working in partnership with FIDM, this provides a comprehensive approach between teams and ensures continuity of customer care and support.

“While we had already invested time and resources in implementing another financial aid solution, we recognized that we needed a partner that knew the ins and outs of the career education world and could give us a comprehensive and highly adaptive solution that would meet this generation of students’ expectations to provide education as a service,” said FIDM’s Executive Director of Information Technology, Suzanna Grueser.

With CampusNexus Student, FIDM gains a 360-degree view of every department’s interactions with each student, helping to boost student success, retention and placement results, and improves intradepartmental communications to ensure all faculty and staff have a unified view of the student. In addition, students have the ability to communicate via any device with FIDM staff for assistance with student services, career services, and other departments critical to their success. They can also monitor their academic progress, and advisors can enable degree progress audits, including ‘what if’ scenarios, and student pacing across multiple programs of study.

I’m thrilled to have FIDM join the Campus Management community. On behalf of the team, we can’t wait to enable further growth and success for this institution as they continue their journey to shape and influence the industries of global design and business.

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