President’s Report

The PABUG 2010 November Conference in Grantville was the culmination of a number of new initiatives with the purpose of facilitating communication between all constituents.

A big PABUG Thank You to our Conference Coordinators for organizing another well received conference for the 586 individual attendees. Monday’s attendance was 460 and Tuesday’s count was 330 including 20 SunGard Higher Education experts and 13 vendor companies. PABUG members from 28 of our 30 PA institutions and 88 attendees from non-PA schools joined the group.

Thank you to our Track Leaders, SunGard Higher Education and the participating vendors, who organized 99 timely and diverse sessions. Plan to send larger groups from your schools in 2011 to cover attendance in all presentations of interest to your institution.

Messiah’s Sakai LMS is the tool that we use to share documents, minutes and messages among the Conference Committee members.

The first Track Leader Retreat was held in March. Officers, Conference Coordinators and Track Leaders were encouraged to discuss suggestions for the November conference and direction for individual tracks. Productive question and answer sessions were a highlight of the day.

The SunGard Higher Education Summit PABUG BOF was turned into a Conference planning session by track after the President’s Report had concluded. This allowed for all attending track members to assist the Track Leaders to formulate presentation topics and to find presenters.

Meet and Greet sessions by track were added to the beginning of both the Monday and Tuesday Conference schedules at PABUG 2010. The track leaders and presenters, along with presentation details, were introduced to the members to help them to plan their day.

The PABUG History Slide Show was running during the conference day in the vendor exhibit room. Thank you to committee members for creating this document and continuing to keep it updated. Do you know how many PABUG volunteers have served from your institution from 1999 until today?

On-line Conference and Session Evaluation forms were coordinated using Google docs. Implementation of this tool has made the sharing of results a direct process.

The Technical and Luminis Track Leaders organized an event on June 7 and 8, 2010 which was held in the LaSalle University Metroplex Corporate Center in Plymouth Meeting. Presenters from SunGard Higher Education, Messiah College, Swarthmore College, Bucknell University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Hiram College filled the two day event with the sharing of valuable information. Excellent feedback was received from the 95 members attending this event.

2010 PABUG Officers
Past President: Dennis Hopple (Bucknell University)
President: Beth Hess (Saint Joseph’s University)
President-Elect: Sherrilyn Wolgemuth (Messiah College)
Treasurer Stephen Magliocco (Villanova University)
Secretary Rhoni Ryan (Swarthmore College)

2010 Special Resource Coordinators
Vendor Resource Clete Rickert (Villanova University)
SunGard Higher Education Resource Manny Pena (Lehigh University)
Conference Resource Cathy Connor (Villanova University)
Fran DiSanti (Saint Joseph’s University)
Cindy Bilger (Bucknell University)
Registration Resource Armand Brignola (Saint Joseph’s University
Website Resource Maryann Flynn (Saint Joseph’s University)
CPE Resource Jane Gilbert (Lehigh Carbon Community College)
SunGard Higher Education Account Manager Sean Melvin

2010 Track Leaders
Accounts Receivable Megan Combs, (Saint Jospeh’s University)
Diane Trainer (Lehigh University)
Ray Canning (Community College of Philadelphia)
Admissions Lori Harkleroad (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
Lynne Murray (Lafayette College)
Bob McBride (LaSalle University)
Advancement Kelly Ballew (Dickinson College)
Carl O’Neil (University of Scranton)
Finance Margaret Stafford (Dickinson College)
Bob Siegfried (Lehigh University)
Financial Aid Cathy Poiesz (Messiah College)
Stacy Hopkins (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
Human Resources Cris Lloyd (Saint Joseph’s University)
Georgina Texeira (Saint Joseph’s University)
Luminis Lisa Veloz (Bucknell University)
Jonathan Wheat (Messiah College)
Student Melissa Gerding (Villanova University)
Thomas A DiCamillo (LaSalle University)
Lynn Pelick (University of Scranton)
Technical Doreen Minich (Messiah College)
Calvin Deiterich (Harrisburg Area Community College)
Alice Faroane (Villanova University)

Cumulative Number of Volunteers by School from 1999 – 2010
Schools Officers Special
Bucknell University 10 5 18 33
California University of Pennsylvania
Cabrini College 1 1
Community College of Philadelphia 4 4
Delaware County Community College 1 1
Dickinson College 3 2 15 20
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 13 19
La Salle University 8 8
Lafayette College 10 10
Lehigh Carbon Community College 2 1 1 4
Lehigh University 2 9 19 30
Messiah College 1 5 6
Millersville University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2 2
Saint Joseph’s University 6 13 17 36
Shippensburg University
Slippery Rock University
Swarthmore College 3 6 9
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Scranton 2 10 12
Villanova University 7 10 23 40
Wilkes University 1 3 4
York College