RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, is excited to announce 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Carli Lloyd as the closing keynote speaker for Ellucian Live 2020. Ellucian Live, Ellucian’s annual users’ conference, will be held in Orlando, Florida from April 5-8, 2020 with more than 8,000 participants expected from over 1,300 higher education institutions worldwide. The keynote will take place in a fireside chat format, where Lloyd will sit down with Ellucian chief marketing officer Asim Zaheer.
“This year’s keynote speaker has overcome a diverse set of challenges on her path to becoming one of the greatest female athletes of all time,” said Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen. “Carli’s leadership and achievements on and off the field––earning her degree from Rutgers while building a highly successful international soccer career––are inspiring examples of the power of passion and dedication. We can’t wait to hear more of her story at this year’s Ellucian Live.”
Carli Lloyd is best known as an American soccer player; the all-time leading scorer at Rutgers University, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion. However, Carli’s path to success wasn’t always easy, and many don’t know of her 12-year struggle making it to the top. During those years, Lloyd understood the importance of hard work, dedication, focus and lifelong learning as the foundation for success. Lloyd currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, where she plays midfield.
Ellucian Live is the largest user event in higher education technology. The event offers attendees over 600 sessions on topics ranging from tips to maximize current investments, to how cloud and data solutions are creating efficiencies on campuses worldwide, to demonstrations of emerging technology. Ellucian Live seeks to foster a sense of community in a market facing enormous change by facilitating discussions on critical issues and challenges, sharing best practices amongst peers, and offering opportunities to learn from one another.
Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics; from fundraising opportunities to alumni engagement; Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.
Working with a community of more than 2,700 customers in over 50 countries, Ellucian keeps innovating as higher education keeps evolving. Drawing on its comprehensive higher education business acumen and suite of services, Ellucian guides its customers through manageable, sustainable digital transformation—so that every type of institution and student can thrive in today’s fast-changing landscape. To find out what’s next in higher education solutions and services, visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.