The 2018 annual PABUG conference took place on November 18-20, 2018 in Harrisburg, PA. This was the organizations 19th annual conference and a total of 422 attendees participated in the three day conference. The event included a Sunday pre-conference workshop facilitated by Ellucian on Banner Extensibility, and a Sunday night Meet & Greet event.
A major change for the PABUG this year was moving the location of the conference to the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. The move was a huge undertaking for the entire conference planning committee, and required multiple trips to evaluate the facility, meet the staff, and plan the event. The change in venue allowed PABUG an opportunity to move into a larger facility while maintaining the mission to keep PABUG a cost-effective conference.
During the annual conference, PABUG also recognized an Emeriti Award Recipient. Emeriti awards recognize individuals who have dedicated countless voluntary hours to the organization over the course of several years. Congratulations to Rhoni Ryan from Swarthmore College who received this year’s Emeriti Award.
On May 23, 2018 La Salle University hosted an Argos Mini-Live event. The one day conference had 45 attendees from 10 institutions. Other events in 2018 included a presentation at Ellucian Live in April 2018, and the Officers and Track Leaders retreat in October 2018.
Thank you to our Officers, Special Resources, Track Leaders, Ellucian and all of our Vendors for making 2018 a great year for PABUG.
PABUG would like to sincerely thank our vendors for their support!
Officers, Special Resources and Track Leaders
La Salle University
|Provides leadership in accordance with the organization’s constitution. Manages all organizational event planning efforts such as the Annual Fall conference and provides direction to the Track Leaders and Special Resources personnel.|
|Vice President||Alice Faraone
|Assists the President and serves as the President Elect. Manages organizational event planning efforts such as the Annual Fall conference and provides direction to the Track Leaders and Special Resource personnel.|
|Manages the organizations financial affairs, disburses funds for Officer approved organizational related events.|
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
|Provides organizational support for correspondence and administrative efforts regarding events and meetings with the Officers, Track Leaders and Special Resources personnel at the request of the President.|
|Past President||Bernadette Mulvey
|Participates with Officers, Track Leaders and Special Resources personnel for organizational related events. Provides applicable advice and support to the President and Officers as required.|
|Ellucian Resources||Sean Melvin
|Ellucian Client Partner, Helps coordinate Ellucian employee representation at PABUG events.|
|Ellucian Resource Coordinator||Manny Pena
|The organization liaison with Ellucian. Manages the effort to gain Ellucian support and participation in PABUG events.|
|Conference Coordinator||Rhoni Ryan
|Manages efforts associated with conference planning and execution.|
|CPE Coordinator||Jean Witinski
|Administers CPE credit program for the organization. Duties include: Advising the executive committee on all matters CPE, managing organization CPE licensing, communicating with state CPE board on behalf of the organization, review and designation of CPE course offerings, administration of course attendance record keeping, filing of CPE credit information with the state board and oversight of CPE credit certificate provision|
|Registration Coordinator||Dorie Minich
|Manages conference registration. Assists with conference registration|
|Vendor Coordinator||Michael White
|The organization vendor liaison. Manages the effort to gain vendor support and participation in PABUG events|
|Web Communications Coordinator||Terry Beard
|Responsible for coordinating PABUG.org communication and web updates with Web Technical Coordinator. Responsible for all communications with PABUG listserve emails, LinkedIn and Twitter announcements. Responsible for maintaining Ellucian eCommunities PABUG presence and all presentation uploads|
|Web Technical Coordinator||Dorie Minich
|Manages PABUG website for webpage upgrades, plugins management, template, etc. Responsible for listserve membership management, upgrades etc. Responsible for hosting site management. Responsible for user access/security for LinkedIn, DropBox & website. Responsible for domain management.|
|Mobile Coordinator||Jonathan Wheat
|Develops mobile applications for the PABUG organization, primarily for the annual fall conference.|
|Focus on effective use and management of Ellucian administrative technology and other associated products in conjunction with the accounts receivable business process.|
|Focus on effective use and management of Ellucian administrative technology and other associated products in conjunction with the admissions and enrollment management business processes|
|Focus on effective use and management of Ellucian administrative technology and other associated products in conjunction with institutional advancement and college relations.|
|Analytics and Reporting||
|Analytics and reporting systems are important tools. Reporting focuses on the conversion of data into information. Analytics goes a step further, combining and manipulating this information to give actionable insight and knowledge, directly supporting better strategic decision making. Want to implement new strategies to improve the performance of your institution? This track is your source for data-driven decision making.|
|Focus on effective use and management of Ellucian administrative technology and other associated products in conjunction with financial operations.|
|Focus on effective use and management of Ellucian administrative technology and other associated products in conjunction with financial aid.|
|Focus on effective use and management of Ellucian administrative technology and other associated products in conjunction with human resources and payroll.|
|Focus on topics such as leadership, project management, team building, management issues etc. for those individuals in or aspiring to be in a leadership position.|
|Focus on the effective use and management of portal and mobile products and other associated technology solutions.|
|Focus on effective use and management of Ellucian administrative technology and other associated products in conjunction with business processes typically conducted by the student registrar or academic affairs offices.|
|Focus on the effective use and management of Ellucian and associated technology solutions from the technical standpoint. Specific disciplines represented: Database Administration, Application Development, Data Warehousing, Data Architecture, Project Management, and other associated disciplines.|