Nijhawan brings more than 20 years of global business development success, technology management, and innovation to lead company
Cedar Rapids, IA (April 2, 2018) — Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), leading provider of higher education enrollment management, student success, and fundraising solutions, has announced the selection of Sumit Nijhawan, PhD, as chief executive officer. As CEO, Dr. Nijhawan will oversee all aspects of the business for the organization that serves more than 1,900 campuses and nonprofits, reaching millions of students each year, and has generated more than $1 billion in philanthropic commitments for clients in its history.
“Ruffalo Noel Levitz is uniquely positioned to solve the challenges that colleges and universities now face,” said Nijhawan. “We have an exciting opportunity to unleash the true potential of higher education services through advanced analytics, data monetization, and emerging technology to drive growth and sustainability.”
Prior to joining RNL, Nijhawan served as the CEO for Infogix, a data controls and analytics software company, where Nijhawan led strategy, operations, and customer success to create significant value for customers, shareholders, and employees. Nijhawan’s executive experience includes serving in leadership roles for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, SPSS, Inc., and PwC, while also acting as an advisor to other companies in the data space. Nijhawan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Chemistry from Coe College and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University.
“Sumit has the passion and expertise to bring true innovation to the market, and he has the experience in managing high growth companies,” said Al Ruffalo, founder and interim CEO at RNL. “Sumit’s background in big data along with his strong leadership will drive success for RNL’s clients, who require a new approach to recruit, retain, graduate, and build affinity with students from enrollment to alumni engagement. Throughout his career, he has excelled in product development and strategic partnerships to better serve customers.”
“I have focused my career on creating impact through innovation, and I look forward to bringing this same passion to Ruffalo Noel Levitz. We will continue to find new ways to empower colleges and universities to better serve their students, alumni, and communities,” said Nijhawan.
About Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Ruffalo Noel Levitz is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. More than 1,900 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations rely on RNL for advanced analytics, personalized engagement, and industry-leading insights to achieve their missions. The firm is focused on the entire lifecycle of enrollment and fundraising, assuring students find the right college or university, graduate on time, secure their first job in their chosen field, and give back to support the next generation. Ruffalo Noel Levitz conferences, research reports, papers, and articles help clients stay on top of current trends.