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RNL and Six Red Marbles Form Strategic Partnership for Higher Education Instructional Design

Partnership adds the comprehensive course design, content development, and media creation experience of Six Red Marbles to RNL's graduate and online enrollment solutions.

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) Selects Credo AI to Pioneer Responsible AI Governance in Higher Education Enrollment Solutions

This new relationship will enhance RNL's ability to deploy new RNL Edge AI solutions safely, compliantly, and at scale for their university partners.

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RNL Launches AI-Powered Solutions Suite to Help Higher Education Reap the Rewards of Embracing Generative AI

RNL Edge Provides a Roadmap for Universities to Gain Competitive Advantage from AI Through Streamlined University Operations, Improved Engagement with Institutional Stakeholders and Valuable Data-Based Insights

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RNL Releases Groundbreaking Survey of Over 20,000 American College Alumni

Groundbreaking survey examines factors that influence alumni giving to higher education and how it varies by generation, ethnicity, and gender.

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RNL Welcomes Stephen Drew as Chief AI Officer to Enhance Enrollment and Fundraising Solutions

RNL, a leader in innovative higher education tech-enabled solutions, announces the appointment of Stephen Drew as Chief AI Officer.

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37th Annual RNL National Conference Showcases Winning Strategies and Innovative Solutions for Higher Education Enrollment and College Student Success

More than 1,500 higher education professionals expected to attend the conference as well as related workshops for philanthropy and historically black colleges and universities.

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RNL Releases New and Expanded Edition of Strategic Enrollment Planning: A Dynamic Collaboration

Third edition of the definitive work on strategic enrollment planning includes examinations of online and graduate enrollment, shifting enrollment trends, and other major changes impacting higher education.

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Four Colleges and Universities Honored by RNL for Excellence in Enrollment, Student Success, and Diversity

Institutions honored during ceremony at the 2022 RNL National Conference on enrollment and student success

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RNL Announces Higher Education Fundraising Advisory Board

Fundraising leaders will provide expert guidance that will help colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations engage more donors and drive greater giving.

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RNL Announces Advisory Boards for Enrollment Management Covering Undergraduate, Graduate, and Online Students

Thought leaders and veteran enrollment managers will help guide RNL’s solutions and research, enabling the firm to better serve institutions and their students.

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RNL Higher Education Conference Showcases Strategies and Solutions for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Online College Student Marketing, Recruitment, and Retention

Most comprehensive conference on enrollment and student success returns in person with more than 120 sessions, including a new track on graduate and online enrollment management.

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Foundry’s CIO Names RNL a 2022 CIO Award-Winner for a New AI and Analytics Engine That Facilitates Hyper-Personalized Engagements in Higher Education Communications

RNL (Ruffalo Noel Levitz), the leading provider of higher education enrollment management, student success, and fundraising solutions, has developed an award-winning innovation to help its campus partners live up to and exceed the expectations of students, parents, and alumni.

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RNL Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Kader Sakkaria Named Finalist for the 2022 Chicago CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards

Sakkaria nominated by the premier technology executive recognition program for his accomplishments leading data solutions for RNL.

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RNL Recognizes Three Colleges and Universities for Excellence in College Student Recruitment and Retention

Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana State University, and Utica College received awards during an online presentation

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New Research From the Schuler Education Foundation and RNL Reveals the Attitudes and Behaviors Young Alumni Have Toward Philanthropy

Insights from a study of 7,000 young alumni also help participating colleges achieve 54 percent growth and 74 percent overall retention among their young alumni donor base.

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RNL and StudentBridge Form Strategic Partnership to Launch RNL Virtual Experience

Suite of digital solutions provides institutions with immersive online engagement opportunities that cultivate student interest and drive enrollment.

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RNL Launches CRM Solutions for Higher Education to Help Colleges and Universities Align Their Campus Systems With Their Enrollment Goals

New solutions from leading higher education firm will optimize campus CRMs and provide real-time insights into college enrollment efforts.

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Inaugural Class Announced for SUPER 20, a Leadership Development Program for Underrepresented High School Sophomores

The diverse class of ten Iowa students will receive leadership development, scholarships, and coaching to help them find and fulfill their purpose in college and in their careers.

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RNL Expands Its Data-Driven Enrollment and Technology Solutions Through Strategic Acquisition of Helix Education

The addition of Helix’s technology, processes, and people enhances RNL’s ability to help institutions recruit and retain adult, graduate, and online students while also improving the quality of the student experience.

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RNL Launches SUPER 20, a High School Leadership Development Program for Underrepresented High School Sophomores

Firm that has served higher education for nearly 50 years launches new initiative to increase access to higher education for students from historically underrepresented populations.

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RNL Achieves PCI-DSS Certification for RNL Engage Remote Student Ambassador Donor Engagement and Gift Acceptance

Over $2M in gift commitments have already been secured by remote ambassadors, and RNL partners continue remote fundraising amidst social distancing needs.

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RNL Higher Education Conference to Provide Immersive Virtual Two-Day Experience for Campus Professionals

Thirty-fourth annual conference will enable attendees to connect and network, change approaches for enrollment and student success, and experience Chicago virtually.

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RNL Launches Digital Engagement Centers to Transform Donor Engagement for Higher Education Fundraising

Advanced analytics, omnichannel outreach, and options for on-campus or off-campus management allow campuses to provide a personalized experience for donors and avoid external disruptions.

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RNL and Kaplan Partner to Provide More Flexible Online Enablement Options for Colleges and Universities

Industry leaders combine resources to help schools with fall enrollments disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic as well as future needs for online learning.

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New Report Finds Nearly 9 Out of 10 Young Alumni Engage in Philanthropic Activity

Groundbreaking study from RNL and the Schuler Education Foundation reveals the behaviors and attitudes young alumni have toward donating and volunteering.

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RNL Launches Next-Generation Fundraising Platform to Maximize Donor Engagement

Data-driven fundraising platform delivers omnichannel donor engagement through calling, P2P texting, email follow-up campaigns, visual caller ID for smartphones, and personalized fulfillment videos for donations.

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Two Fundraising Leaders Join Expert RNL Team to Advance Philanthropy at Colleges and Universities

Justin Marquart and Chad Warren bring decades of experience as campus practitioners and fundraising professionals.

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RNL Marketplace Provides a Higher Education Solutions Network for Colleges and Universities

Offering from RNL and participating firms gives campus leaders one online destination for the latest higher education solutions in enrollment, student success, and fundraising.

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RNL Launches Solution to Maximize Enrollment for Graduate Students and Online Learners

Innovative approach to nontraditional markets brings together 1:1 personalization, market insights, strategic planning, and lead nurturing in one solution.

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Three Fundraising Leaders Join RNL to Advance Philanthropy at Colleges and Universities

Greta Daniels, Jay Finney, and Meg Weber bring decades of experience as campus practitioners and fundraising professionals

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RNL Acquires Render Experiences to Strategically Align Campus Visits With Enrollment Goals

Leading higher education firm adds capabilities of the top authority for enhancing and optimizing the on-campus student visit experience.

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RNL Becomes a Platinum Member of the Slate Preferred Partner Program

Partnership provides higher education community with solutions for nearly any challenge across enrollment, student success, and fundraising.

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RNL Higher Education Conference Achieves Record Attendance

The 2019 RNL National Conference sets record for highest attendance in its 33-year history

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RNL Recognizes Three Colleges and Universities for Excellence in Enrollment, Student Success, and Fundraising

Leading higher education firm to present awards at the RNL National Conference on July 25

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RNL Launches Personalized Financial Aid Award Video for College Student Recruitment

Major innovation to financial aid award notifications enables colleges and universities to communicate aid in a personalized, compelling fashion with all students.

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RNL Strategically Acquires Higher Education Digital Marketing Agency Converge

Leading higher education firm will accelerate digital transformation across traditional undergraduate enrollment, graduate programs, online programs, and alumni engagement and fundraising

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Selects GlyphEd to Bring Together Decades of Higher Ed Strategic Experience With Next-Level Data Visualizations

Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) partners with GlyphEd to add GlyphEd's higher education data visualization solutions to RNL's consulting, assessments, and services for enrollment.

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz and CampusESP Partner to Engage Parents of College Students and Alumni

Firms combine innovation in college parental engagement with decades of experience in higher education enrollment and fundraising to harness the influence of parents.

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Launches Conversational AI Solution for Higher Education Enrollment and Fundraising

Firm’s “AL” solution for AI chat is the first in its planned suite of Enroll AI and Advancement AI offerings

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Mongoose and Ruffalo Noel Levitz Form Strategic Partnership to Strengthen Engagement With Prospective College Students

New partnership provides colleges with unparalleled enrollment management expertise and superior solutions to optimize communication between staff and students

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Launches RNL Strategy Plus to Increase Access to Expertise, Insights, and Analytics for Solving Higher Education’s Greatest Challenges

More colleges and universities can now draw on the largest, most experienced, and most accomplished collection of experts in higher education

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Civitas Learning and Ruffalo Noel Levitz Bring Together Analytics and Expertise to Maximize Student Outcomes

Propelled by new Civitas Learning research showing that 40% of higher ed’s investments aren’t improving persistence, collaboration promises to guide institutions toward sustainable student impact

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Study Shows Significant Drop in College Student Satisfaction When Students Do Not Attend Their First-Choice Institution

National report examines satisfaction with the college experience among wide variety of student populations

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Launches First Part of Initiative to Integrate Systems, Share Data, and Maximize Efficiency at Colleges and Universities

New data dashboards and application programming interface to boost financial aid awarding and fundraising results

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Higher Education Partnership Program Connects Innovative Companies With 1,900 Colleges and Universities

Leading higher education firm creates community of companies that can bring their solutions and services to a vast base of higher education institutions

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Launches New Solutions for Recruiting Adult and Online Learners, Graduate Students, and International Students

Leading higher education firm combines student attitudinal data, multichannel marketing, and unparalleled enrollment management expertise to evolve recruitment for these student populations.

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Launches Fundraising Consulting to Reverse Donor Decline

Leader in higher education fundraising applies decades of experience to new consulting and multichannel solutions for annual giving

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Launches New Solution to Increase College Student Success

Pioneer in college student retention solutions releases new service to save “lost” students who deposit but do not enroll or who withdraw.

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Honors Colleges and Universities With Awards for Marketing and Recruitment, Student Retention, and Fundraising

Firm recognizes nine institutions for their exceptional work in recruiting students, increasing student success, and engaging alumni

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Colleges and Universities Missing Opportunities With Major Gift Prospects

New study reveals half of major gift prospects do not receive an annual visit

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Higher Education Conference Spotlights Insights and Innovations to Engage College Students, Alumni, and Donors

Top solutions provider offers more than 150 sessions covering trends and strategies for college student recruitment, campus marketing, financial aid, fundraising, and college student success

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Tuition Discounting Reaches Historic High for Private Colleges and Universities

New reports from Ruffalo Noel Levitz reveal trends in discount rates and net revenue for private and public institutions

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Over Two Thirds of Fundraisers Want to Spend More Time on Parent Fundraising and Leadership Giving

Study reveals trends in annual giving programs for colleges and universities

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New Report From Ruffalo Noel Levitz Identifies Barriers to Success for College Freshmen

2018 National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Report details results from a study of 93,000 college freshmen

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Selects Sumit Nijhawan as CEO

Nijhawan brings more than 20 years of global business development success, technology management, and innovation to lead company

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Presents Strategic Enrollment Planning Forum

Event to provide college and university executives with insights to be more competitive in today's higher education environment

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Announces Symposium on Increasing Diversity in College Enrollments

Annual event to be held April 16-17 in New Orleans

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Press release: Higher Education Mega-Campaigns Grow

February 15, 2018—Ruffalo Noel Levitz, leading provider of higher education fundraising, student success, and enrollment services, released today results from...

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Traditional Students Less Satisfied Than Adult and Online Learners According to National Study

New research outlines areas of the college student experience with lowest and highest satisfaction

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz to Host Strategic Enrollment Planning Forum for College and University Executives

Forum, to be held December 5-6 in Boston, will provide campus leaders with roadmap for effective strategic planning

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Releases Report on Digital Fundraising and Millennial Donor Engagement

Young alumni communications, surveying Millennials underutilized by higher education institutions

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Study Rates Top Student Success Practices Employed by Colleges and Universities

New report shows top-rated student retention and completion strategies, including first-year programs, academic support, one-on-one advising, and practical work experiences related to majors

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Releases Benchmarks From 4,200 Crowdfunding Projects Totaling $22.5M

Analysis finds average alumni crowdfunding projects yield over $85,000 per campaign

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RNL Study Provides Insights About the Role of High School Counselors in the College Planning Process

Findings released from survey of counselors representing 1,312 public and private high schools

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8 Surprising College Enrollment Marketing Insights Uncovered in Annual E-Expectations Research

Study leverages insights gathered from poll of over 6,000 college-bound high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and their parents

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz study identifies top college marketing and recruitment practices

The findings of a recent poll of marketing and recruitment officials on campuses indicate that texting is now running ahead of email for four-year private institutions, while qualifying the interest levels of inquiries is an effective practice for four-year public institutions.

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Two-time award winner rejoins RNL to assist Wilmington College located in Ohio

Partnership focuses on WC's aggressive goals for student enrollment

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Announces 2017 Winners of Marketing-Recruitment Excellence Awards

Three institutions to receive awards at RNL National Conference

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Unveils NYS Enrollment Solutions

Firm harnesses research, innovative technologies, and in-depth marketing insights to support New York State private college and university enrollment goals in light of the recent decision by the NYS legislature to offer free tuition programs at public institutions

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Honors Innovative Student Success Programs

Three universities receive Retention Excellence Awards

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New Study From Ruffalo Noel Levitz Reveals Inefficiencies in Productivity Hinder Fundraising Goals

In an unprecedented study, 55% of major and planned gift officers say they’re not spending enough time talking to top prospects, booking critical big gifts

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Announces Digital Philanthropy Conference

Event to provide fundraising leaders with in-depth look at emerging opportunities for fundraising and donor engagement

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Keynote Speakers Announced for RNL National Enrollment Management Conference

Event offers over 110 sessions on enrollment management strategies

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Experienced Campus Innovators to Speak at Ruffalo Noel Levitz National Enrollment Management Conference

More than 120 sessions to feature marketing, recruitment, and student success practices

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Honors Innovative Enrollment Strategies

Three Universities Receive Marketing-Recruitment Excellence Awards

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz Announces 2016 Winners of Retention Excellence Awards

June 14, 2016—Ruffalo Noel Levitz, the leading provider of technology-enabled services, software, and consulting for higher education enrollment management and...

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz study ranks 80 college marketing and recruitment practices

A new study of marketing and recruitment practices at four-year campuses shows email and texting are now running neck and neck as favored ways to connect with prospective students.

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2016 National Freshman Motivation to College Completion College Report

Study identifies motivational barriers to college completion for incoming first-year students

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz announces new Giving Day Module on the Scalefunder Platform

Module provides powerful digital platform for engaging and exciting fundraising donors

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Al Ruffalo receives the University of Iowa’s Distinguished Alumni Award

February 2, 2016—Ruffalo Noel Levitz Executive Chairman Albert Ruffalo has been named a 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa Alumni...

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2015 Student Retention and College Completion Practices Benchmark Report for Undergraduate Programs

Report rates the effectiveness of 48 strategies and tactics and 33 retention management practices, including top metrics for diagnosing campus retention issues. Also included is new data on graduation rate trends, performance-based funding, online learner retention, and retention planning, staffing, and organization.

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Attitudes of Second-Year College Students That Influence College Completion

Nationally, 23 percent of college students fail to complete a degree despite completing their first year of college; a recent study asked second-year college students to identify the reasons why

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2015 Adult Learner Marketing and Recruitment Practices Benchmark Report for Higher Education Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

July 14, 2015—To help rein in the rising costs of education, increasing numbers of colleges and universities are turning to...

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New Name and New Leader for RuffaloCODY and Noel-Levitz

Following merger, leading higher education firm has rebranded as Ruffalo Noel Levitz

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RuffaloCODY Announces Merger With Noel-Levitz

Creates the premier provider of enrollment and fundraising solutions for colleges and universities