PABUG was kicked off at Elive 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Many people came to hear about PABUG and to sign up for another fun year of planning. We really appreciated everyone’s time and help to kick off another great year.
Officers Retreat and Track Leader Retreat was held May 8th and May 9th in Grantville, PA. It was great to see everyone. All the Board Members and almost all the Track Leads were in attendance.
Soon after the May retreat, we had a Tech Day called PhillyBug,
at the Temple University, Center City Campus on Thursday, June 15th. There were 101 attendees including Speakers from Temple University, Scranton University, Lehigh University, Oracle and Ellucian. There was good conversation around Banner 9 and Ellucian Ethos and Analytics.
This year we introduced PABUG sponsored technical webinars.
Some of the planning was a challenge this year because we lost some board members throughout the summer because of other commitments but the team pulled together to hold the PABUG 18th annual conference on November 19th, 20th and 21st . We had almost 500 attendees over the 2 days of sessions. The vendors provided a lot of prizes and support to the attendees. We really appreciated all their time at the tables and within sessions. This year too we recognized Jane Gilbert for her years of service with PABUG. Jane became an Emeriti Award Recipient.
A new attraction that we added to the conference was a charity fundraiser for Feeding America. We raised over $700 running a 50/50.
For me the experience was amazing primarily because of all the help and teamwork that came from the volunteers from many different schools. Not until you get to experience the power of everyone chipping in to make this conference work do you realize the magnitude of coordination, creativity and hard work that takes place. Thank you to every one that made PABUG 2017 a great success.
PABUG would like to sincerely thank our vendors for their support!
Officers, Special Resources and Track Leaders
|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||Alicia Stonesifer
|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.|
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||Michael White
|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 Resource||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.|
|Manages efforts associated with conference planning and execution.|
|CPE Coordinator||Lora Harper
|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 institutional advancement and college relations.|
|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 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 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 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.|
|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.|
|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.|