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News Brief: Gallaudet University Selects and Deploys Workday to Advance Digital Transformation Goals

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 7, 2022 -- Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced that Gallaudet University is now live on Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Payroll, and Workday Talent Optimization, helping to advance the university’s digital transformation goals. Following the on-time deployment of these Workday solutions, Gallaudet University has selected and is now deploying Workday Adaptive Planning and Workday Student.

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Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals through American Sign Language and English. Located in Washington, D.C., the university enrolls nearly 1,600 students in more than 40 undergraduate programs and more than 25 graduate degree programs. The Gallaudet Promise focuses on three imperatives in the university’s 10-year strategic plan: the bilingual mission, belonging and equity, and innovation for impact.

To help support its innovation goals, Gallaudet University sought a unified, cloud-based system that aligned with its bilingual mission and that provided a comprehensive view of finance, workforce, and operational data to better serve its students and faculty.

With Workday, Gallaudet University will:

      Automate and streamline its financial processes with Workday Financial Management, eliminating manual tasks and empowering university leaders with real-time visibility into costs, transactions, and revenue drivers, providing the insights needed to help meet their evolving goals.

      Leverage Workday HCM to create enhanced, more inclusive experiences for faculty and staff by providing them with self-service capabilities to better manage finance and HR tasks such as payroll, time tracking, expenses, reporting, and talent management. 

      Apply a skills-based talent strategy with Workday Talent Optimization, empowering managers with data-driven talent insights for greater employee engagement, personalized learning and development to foster growth, and recruiting for a diverse workforce.

“As the only university in the world where students live and learn bilingually in American Sign Language and English, Gallaudet University has innovation at our core,” said Dominic Lacy, chief operating officer, Gallaudet University. “Partnering with Workday, we are applying that innovative framework and bringing our systems and data together so that our teams can streamline and advance our finance and HR processes as we execute on our long-term goals. We are eager to move to our second phase of deployment and look forward to introducing Workday Student to our student population, further enriching the unique experience they receive at Gallaudet.”

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Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Workday applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics have been adopted by thousands of organizations around the world and across industries – from medium-sized businesses to more than 50% of the Fortune 500. For more information about Workday, visit

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