TopSchool’s Chris Chumley to Speak at Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators 2010 Annual Conference

Denver, CO — July 9, 2010 — TopSchool’s Vice President of Product Management, Chris Chumley, will be presenting a general session at the upcoming Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) annual conference in Harrisburg, PA. Chumley’s presentation, "SaaS Computing: Best Practices for Increasing Revenue, Enrollment and Profitability," will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 3:10 p.m. Eastern Time.

Chumley will explore successful strategies in using Software as a Service (SaaS) Computing to help schools create competitive advantage, increase revenue, address new markets and build operating efficiencies and improved profitability. Topics will include:

  • Leveraging SaaS Computing as an innovative means to reduce IT spending and redirect savings to­ward improving the business.
  • Using SaaS Computing to strengthen an institution’s financial viability, better positioning an institution for M&A activity.
  • Combining SaaS Computing with other IT management techniques to drive massive ROI.
  • Implementing SaaS Computing to be more agile in addressing new markets quickly and easily.

Chris has spent the last 13 years focused on educational technology both in academia and on the consulting/corporate side, gaining deep insight into their collaborative initiatives. He has extensive experience implementing large student data systems and therefore a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the importance of flexibility and next generation technology. Chris joined TopSchool in 2008 and leads all product management activities, delivering a system that goes beyond a traditional college student information system to better manage and report on data. Prior to TopSchool, he was with Exeter Consulting leading the implementation of student information systems at large public universities.

The Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) represents the more than 320 private career colleges and schools in the Commonwealth before the legislature, state agencies and professional associations. PAPSA is the only association representing all for-profit colleges and schools in Pennsylvania. For more information about the PAPSA event, please visit

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