Press Release 16 Jul 2015

Dublin 16th July 2015 - Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today officially opened Ellucian’s new office in Ballsbridge, Dublin.  The company’s CEO Jeff Ray, members of the Ellucian executive team and IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan joined him for the ceremony.

Ellucian, the world’s leading provider of software and services to higher education institutions, announced its intention to create up to 50 new positions over three years as it drives its European business.  The new jobs being created are in technical sales, marketing,  customer support and product development.

The project is supported by IDA Ireland through the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Minister Bruton who met with the company’s CEO Jeff Ray, at its HQ in Fairfax, Virginia, US late last year said: “A key part of our Action Plan for Jobs is building on the cluster of tech companies we have in Dublin to make Ireland into a truly global capital for technology. Today’s announcement that Ellucian, a company which leads the world in its particular sector, is creating an extra 50 jobs in its new office in Dublin is another important step on this road and a very welcome boost. I wish Jeff and all the team every success with this project."

Jeff Ray, Ellucian President and CEO said: “We keep higher education, technology, and enabling student success at the heart of all that we do. It fuels the growing global economy. There’s great talent in Ireland and we are proud to make investments in job creation to help propel that growth.”

Welcoming the announcement, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said: “Ellucian’s plans for the Dublin operation will further strengthen Ireland’s ICT cluster.  This announcement also  complements IDA’s strategy of winning investments in the software and cloud computing space.  We look forward to working with the company as it scales its global business from Ireland.”

About Ellucian
Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings.  With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com/emea-ap/, follow Ellucian on Twitter (@ellucianEurope, @ellucianmideast) and join the conversation on our ConnectED blog.


Ellucian media queries contact:
Jewel Jones
Director, Public Relations
703.261.2219
jewel.jones@ellucian.com

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