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Advisory Board

Communicating with students, alumni, donors, and constituents, in general, is a real problem in higher education. It is a problem that exists on top of a market that is already quite challenged. We want to help.

Our Objective

We want Cadence to be the ubiquitous solution for messaging for the business-side of Higher Education. And we want to do this while providing real value to institutions and remain financially and competitively healthy.

By removing the friction in the relationship that exists between students (constituents) and institutions, we can facilitate free and easy communication through all aspects of the life cycle.

Mongoose wants to help institutions without making it necessary to purchase a texting platform. We are already doing this (trying our best to do this) by offering free best practices, case studies, example communication plans, and texting templates.

Of course, we want to remain financially stable and profitable. We believe gone are the days of selling superfluous fluff based only on excitement. We have to legitimately add value and back it up with data.

Our Board


Jim Bouse
Director of Student Services & Enrollment Management Technology, and Associate Registrar for Technology at University of Oregon

Jim directs staff responsible for managing the technology infrastructure that supports student services and enrollment management, including enterprise content management, constituent relationship management, and electronic records systems. He is always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to utilize technology to further the goals of student services and enrollment management.

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Jim was recently the President of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). He has previously served on the AACRAO Board of Directors as the vice president for technology, the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO), and the Oregon Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (OrACRAO). He has presented dozens of sessions, webinars, and workshops at state, regional, and national conferences.

An outdoor enthusiast, Jim enjoys backpacking with his wife and two daughters and attempting to pass along his enjoyment of running, cycling, and swimming. Jim earned a bachelor's from the US Coast Guard Academy and a master of business administration from Humboldt State University.


Bret Ingerman
Vice President for Information Technology at Tallahassee Community College (TCC)

Bret serves as the chief information officer and as a member of TCC’s executive team. In this role, he is responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for technology at the College.  Information Technology supports all aspects of technology at TCC including computing, telecommunications, networking (both data and voice) and audiovisual, and supports all members of the TCC community in the use of technology to support and enhance teaching, learning, and administrative functions. Mr. Ingerman is currently the Executive Sponsor for the College’s implementation of the Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, the largest technological undertaking in TCC’s history, and the College’s partnership with Workday to design a new Student Information System (SIS). 

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Prior to coming to TCC, Mr. Ingerman was the Vice President for Computing and Information Services at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY).  In addition to responsibilities for all aspects of technology at Vassar, Mr. Ingerman also oversaw the campus Card Office (including ID cards, door access, vending, video surveillance, and off-campus merchant sales) as well as a retail computer (and computer related) store.  Prior to Vassar, Mr. Ingerman was the Chief Technology Officer at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, N.Y). Prior to that he held a number of positions at Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) including Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, Executive Director of Information Technology, and Director of Academic Technologies.  Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Syracuse University including Manager of the Advanced Applications Group within Computer Services.

Mr. Ingerman received an M.S. degree in psychology and a B.S. degree in psychology from Syracuse University. He has taught graduate courses and served as an academic advisor, and is also a published author.

Active nationally in the field of educational technology, Ingerman has served as Chair of the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee and has on the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Committee.  He has served as Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), and as Secretary of the Board of NERCOMP (North East Regional Computing Program).  He also coordinated the EDUCASE Small College Constituent group for over a decade.

A frequent presenter on a wide range of topics, Mr. Ingerman has been invited to speak at a number or local, regional, national and international conferences.


Betsey Morrison
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL)

Betsy has more than 15 years of higher education experience in the area of progressive enrollment management. She began her admissions career at her alma mater, Wartburg College (Iowa) where she worked in various roles within the admissions office for nearly a decade. After moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan, Betsy worked at Ross Medical Education Center where she lead a team of admissions representatives, financial aid coordinators, current students, instructors and career development coordinators.

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In 2011, she began working for Ruffalo Noel Levitz in campus relations and business development. She was responsible for engaging campus leadership to discuss current institutional challenges, conducting research and providing product-based webinars, in addition to facilitating client trainings. Betsy transitioned to Client Development to analyze product performance to ensure client needs and expectations were properly met, while continuing to engage with clients to develop strategies to meet institutional goals. As a result of this work, Betsy identified opportunities for increased enrollment and retention at partner institutions, as well as strengthened the partnership between RNL and the institution. 

In 2018, she started work as the Director of Outreach at ZeeMee, recognized by CNBC as “One of the Top 25 Startups to Watch for 2018.” During her tenure, she generated sales growth and revenue in her territory while working with product and engineering teams to develop new product capabilities. 

In January of 2019, Betsy returned to RNL as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, she has the privilege of working alongside platform partners to expand RNL’s strategic support to partner institutions and non-profits in both enrollment and fundraising.  She collaborates with RNL colleagues and platform partner leadership to develop an individualized sales strategy that best fits the needs of the client.   

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