President’s Report

The PABUG Conference remained at the Holiday Inn in Grantville and enjoyed continued record attendance.  Participants in this year’s conference represented 55 institutions from 10 states across the country.  Additionally, this year’s conference saw its first international client in attendance all the way from the American University of Sharjah in the United Emirates. Several changes were made to enhance the conference experience including Sunday evening registration and moving the vendors and refreshments out of the hallways and into their own space!

Two successful one day events were held in 2008. Technology Day, which focused on Banner 8 upgrades, was held in Malvern PA and included representatives and presentations by SunGard Higher Education. Disaster Recovery Day was held at Lehigh Carbon Community College and included presentations from Villanova University and Dickinson College.

We welcomed Temple University as our newest member to PABUG, bringing the total number of members to 26 and the organization had its first Community College President.

New Schools

Temple University

2008 PABUG Officers
Past President: Bill Spotlitback (Dickinson College)
President: Jane Gilbert (Lehigh Carbon Community College)
President-Elect: Dennis Hopple (Bucknell University)
Treasurer Kathy Liberato (Villanova University)
Secretary Rhoni Ryan (Swarthmore College)

2008 Special Resource Coordinators
Vendor Resource Clete Rickert (Villanova University)
SunGard Higher Education Resource Manny Pena (Lehigh University)
Conference Resource Cathy Conor (Villanova University)
Cindy Bilger (Bucknell University)
Registration Resource Fran DiSanti (Saint Joseph’s University)
Website Resource Fran DiSanti (Saint Joseph’s University)
CPE Resource Kevin Steiner (Dickinson College)
SunGard Higher Education Account Manager Sean Melvin

2008 Track Leaders
Accounts Receivable Ralph Vaden, (Saint Jospeh’s University)
Diane Trainer (Lehigh University)
Ray Canning (Community College of Philadelphia)
Admissions Lori Harkleroad (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
Steve Dever (Saint Joseph’s University)
Advancement Andrea Mulrine (University of Scranton)
Jason Kalb (Lafayette College)
Robert VanBlargan (lafayette College)
Finance Margaret Stafford (Dickinson College)
Bob Siegfried (Lehigh University)
Financial Aid Margaret Hynosky (University of Scranton)
Nicolina Cedrone (Harford Community College)
Human Resources Paulette Karlavige (University of Scranton)
Brad Smith (Dickinson College)
Luminis Lisa Veloz (Bucknell University)
Eric Wellington (Delaware County Community College)
Reporting and Business Intelligence Steve Brandt (Dickinson College)
Amanda Sciarra (Saint Joseph’s University)
Student Melissa Gerding (Villanova University)
Deb Bolen (Dickinson College)
Technical Beth Hess (Saint Joseph’s University)
Tiffany Hanulec (Villanova University)

Cumulative Number of Volunteers by School from 1999 – 2008
Schools Officers Special
Bucknell University 8 3 17 28
California University of Pennsylvania
Cabrini College 1 1
Community College of Philadelphia 3 3
Delaware County Community College 1 1
Dickinson College 3 2 13 18
Drexel University 4 4
Duquesne University
East Stroudsburg University
Edinboro University 6 2 8
Harford Community College 1 1
Harrisburg Area Community College 7 7
Immaculata University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 4 2 11 17
La Salle University 6 6
Lafayette College 9 9
Lehigh Carbon Community College 2 1 3
Lehigh University 2 7 17 26
Messiah College 3 3
Millersville University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2 2
Saint Joseph’s University 4 6 14 24
Shippensburg University
Slippery Rock University
Swarthmore College 1 6 7
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Scranton 2 8 10
Villanova University 5 6 22 33
Wilkes University 1 3 4
York College