Named one of the "Best Northeastern Colleges" by the Princeton Review for six consecutive years, La Roche College in suburban Pittsburgh has taken pride in offering students a cutting-edge education and individualized attention combined with technology.
Carrying these student-focused technology initiatives forward, the private Catholic college of 1350 students wanted to enhance and centralize campus communications with digital signage. The renovation of its John J. Wright Library and updating of its technology made it an ideal time to consider the installation of campus signage.
When it came time to choose a system for the management of signage content, the college had specific objectives in mind. "Our goal was to use the system for communication with students, wayfinding information, emergency notifications, and central management of information flow," said Terri Ballard, Director of Information Technology for La Roche College.
The college’s public relations, food service management, and athletics management departments would, at least initially, share the responsibility of uploading information and ensuring that content is accurate, fresh, timely, and interesting.