President’s Report

The 2016 annual PABUG conference took place November 20-24, 2016 in Grantville, PA.  This was the organization’s 17th annual conference and a total of 513 distinct attendees attended our two-day conference.  The success of this year’s conference was the direct result of a number of new initiatives and well-orchestrated efforts by the entire conference planning committee. PABUG would like to thank our Officers, Special Resources, Track Leaders, Ellucian and all of our Vendors for the exorbitant amount of work and energy they put into planning and pulling off the annual conference. The extraordinary planning effort began in May 2016 during the Officer’s and Track Leader’s Retreats. So many great ideas were shared. That was the catalyst to the success of the annual conference and other events sponsored by PABUG.

Besides the annual conference, PABUG 2016 also sponsored several smaller but very important mini conferences as well. The first was the very exciting and well-attended PABURGH held at Duquesne University May 31st – June 1st. And then on August 3rd, Lehigh University hosted a Argos Mini Live day. Finally, on October 19th Temple hosted an online webinar SQL Developer Tips and Tricks.

Aside from those events, many PABUG members traveled to Denver, CO for Ellucian’s E-Live Conference. The PABUG box lunch meeting allowed PABUG members attending the conference to meet, share, and make announcements about the upcoming year.

PABUG would like to thank Ellucian for their support. Many of the conference sessions are performed by Ellucian staff. We appreciate those much needed efforts. As well, PABUG would like to thank the many Sponsors that set up in the vendor room during the conference.

PABUG would like to sincerely thank our vendors for their support!

2016 PABUG Officers
Past President: Rhoni Ryan (Swarthmore College)
President: Michael White (Slippery Rock University)
President-Elect: Bernadette Mulvey (Temple University)
Treasurer Alice Faraone (Villanova University)
Secretary Amy Hooper (Drexel University)

2016 Special Resource Coordinators
Ellucian Resource Patrick Hoff
Ellucian Resource Coordinator Manny Pena (Lehigh University)
Conference Coordinator Beth Hess (Saint Joseph’s University)
Leanna Phan (Drexel University)
CPE Coordinator Lora Harper (Messiah College)
Registration Coordinator Dorie Minich (Dickinson College)
Vendor Coordinator Jane Gilbert (University of Pennsylvania)
Web Communications Coordinator Terry Beard (Dickinson College)
Web Technical Coordinator Dorie Minich (Dickinson College)
Mobile Coordinator Jonathan Wheat (JCMP Labs)

2016 Track Leaders
Accounts Receivable Diane Trainer (Lehigh University)
John Ginty (Drexel University)
Thomas Roth (Stockton University)
Admissions Sarah K. Lavra (East Stroudsburg University)
Advancement Debbie Thompson (Swarthmore University)
Analytics and Reporting Jessie Chen (Villanova University)
Shadan Ahmadi-Naini (Villanova University)
Finance Kathy Le (Drexel University)
Mary Hughes (Stockton University)
Financial Aid John Falleroni (Duquesne University)
Jeremy Mayernik (Duquesne University)
Clay Bailey (Drexel University)
Human Resources Don Lerew (Messiah College)
Michelle Mitchell (Franklin and Marshall)
Leadership Melissa Miller (University of Pennsylvania)
Alicia Stonesifer (LaSalle University)
Portal/Mobile Eric Barker (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
Abey John (Temple University)
Doug Rutledge (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
Student Helen Sanders (Temple University)
Allen Taylor (Lehigh University)
Technical Erin Marker (Temple University)
Terry Beard (Dickinson College)
Allison Levin (Temple University)

Cumulative Number of Volunteers by School from 1999 – 2016
Schools Officers Special
Bucknell University 10 10 22 42
California University of Pennsylvania
Cabrini College 1 1
Community College of Philadelphia 4 4
Delaware County Community College 2 2
Dickinson College 6 2 26 36
Drexel University 1 13 14
Duquesne University 5 5
East Stroudsburg University 1 1
Edinboro University 6 2 8
Harford Community College 1 1
Harrisburg Area Community College 7 7
Immaculata University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 4 2 16 22
LaSalle University 2 3 13 18
Lafayette College 15 15
Lehigh Carbon Community College 2 2 1 5
Lehigh University 5 14 35 54
Messiah College 3 9 12
Millersville University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2 2
Saint Joseph’s University 7 28 19 54
Shippensburg University 3 3
Slippery Rock University 1 2 3
Swarthmore College 7 2 14 23
Temple University 1 10 11
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Pennsylvania 3 3
University of Scranton 4 14 18
Villanova University 12 15 29 56
Wilkes University 1 3 4
York College

Other Events
ESM Workshop
Argos Mini-Live
PA ‘Burgh