116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
A Cedar Rapids provider of services, software, and consulting for higher education enrollment recruiting and fundraising has adopted a new brand and name as well as new leadership.
Ruffalo Noel Levitz, formerly RuffaloCODY, on Thursday said the name change reflects the August 2014 acquisition of Noel-Levitz in Coralville. The latter specializes in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research.
Al Ruffalo, executive chairman of Ruffalo Noel Levitz, said the company's board of directors has appointed Stephen Meyer as president and CEO, succeeding Duane Jasper, who is retiring after 24 years at RuffaloCODY.
'Our new name was inspired by the legacies of two terrific companies with complementary strengths - and reflects where we're going together,” Ruffalo said in a news release. 'The addition of Steve Meyer's leadership will ensure that our unified organization continues to thrive as a special place for world-class professionals and to innovate in helping higher education and non-profit organizations excel in an increasingly challenging environment.”
Meyer most recently was group president and chief commercial officer at CEB, an Arlington, Va., member-based advisory firm. He was previously an executive at Dell Inc. and at Trilogy Software.
One of Meyer's priorities will be the continued integration and advancement of the company's suite of services. In addition to RuffaloCODY and Noel-Levitz, a number of other businesses were acquired in recent years - Austen Group, Buffalo, ScaleFunder ,and Scannell & Kurz.
Ruffalo Noel Levitz, which employs nearly 1,000 people, serves more than 1,800 colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. The privately owned company has headquarters in Cedar Rapids, an office in Coralville as well as regional offices in Atlanta, Ga., Austin, Texas, and Kitchener, Ontario.