Press Release

Statewide Community College Systems Choosing Signal Vine for AI-Powered Text Messaging

by Paige Roosien | September 24, 2019
Statewide Community College Systems Choosing Signal Vine for AI-Powered Text Messaging


Rachel Hicks, Senior Marketing Associate

Signal Vine

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Signal Vine, the leading provider of blended SMS communications with students across the education industry, announced today that its interactive texting platform, powered by AI and Blended Messaging®, has driven enrollment success and student engagement for its partners from seven statewide community college systems.

The announcement comes a month after the company stated in a news release that it had been awarded a patent for its two-way text messaging and AI platform, fueling its 50 percent year-over-year growth in higher education.

The platform’s Blended Messaging® technology helps college and university staff target and engage students with personalized, timely messages that build relationships and help students reach their educational goals. Using the platform’s artificial intelligence (AI), staff can automate targeted messages to students, keeping them on track and engaged based on student characteristics and needs, providing highly relevant information and maintaining personalized interactions at scale.

Currently, Signal Vine partners with statewide community college systems in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. Partnering agencies and college/university systems include the following:

  • Colorado Community College System
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Community College of Vermont
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System
  • Virginia Community College System
  • West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Brian Kathman, CEO of Signal Vine, noted some of the results partnering community college systems have seen.

“Our community college partners have seen measurable results in matriculation and persistence improvements by combining data and our industry-leading technology and best practices to enable institutions to provide students with personalized and relevant communication via text message," said Kathman. "This combination has shown great results. We’ve been fortunate to be selected by many statewide systems to establish a working partnership and grow these relationships at the individual college level. Most recently, we’re excited to welcome a campus-wide partnership with Ivy Tech.”

Kathman also emphasized the flexibility that comes with texting students, no matter where they are in the academic life cycle.

“One of the most exciting parts about what we do is proving how texting can be used to guide students by meeting them exactly where they are in their higher education journeys,” said Kathman. “We’ve partnered with institutions on use cases for admissions, financial aid, advising, student services, career services, alumni outreach and even online and distance learning. Our platform offers institutional staff the chance to make meaningful connections with students and guide them on their pathway, no matter the topic or reason for engagement.”

Signal Vine is the leading higher education AI messaging platform transforming how higher education institutions reach, support and engage students throughout their academic life cycles. With more than 50 million student interactions, Signal Vine’s Blended Messaging® personalizes engagement using AI, workflow automation and one-to-one messaging to keep students on the path to success. Signal Vine has been improving enrollment and retention outcomes with a proactive approach across the entire campus and student life cycle.

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