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Northwestern University



Mrs. Maureen Knight-Burrell

Northwestern University


Maureen has been with Northwestern University Information Technology since 1992. Her responsibilities as Associate Director for Application Development and Operations in Northwestern IT Administrative Systems include leading the software development teams for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, HCM, and Finance, delivering services, support, operations, and business strategic and tactical initiatives to enhance the student, faculty, and staff experience.

As a member of the HEUG community, Maureen has taken part in several PeopleSoft product focus groups where she has had the pleasure of providing input and feedback on topics including Student Financials Self-Service, Fusion Requirements, Campus Solutions/HRMS Integration, Oracle Search Engine, and the HRMS database split discussion and requirements, working group. In addition, Maureen was a member of the  Student Financials PAG, where she first served as Track Co-chair and later as Track Chair.

Maureen also served as a member of the HEUG board for 8 years. As a board member, she was responsible for leading the membership committee and collaborated on the successful implementation of the HEUG membership process. As a board member, she has participated in important decisions to strengthen the HEUG organization and has carried out tasks to support the HEUG strategic initiatives. Specifically, she coordinated a working group to develop a best practice document for the Issues Tracker process, which is now named the Product Enhancement Tracker. Also, in her role as VP of Communications and Membership for the HEUG board, she has been a liaison to the Student Financials Advisory Group, the Admissions Advisory Group, the Young Professionals committee, and the Volunteer committee. Additionally, Maureen has represented the board at other conferences, such as MIDHEUG, and at the South African HEUG conferences, in Pretoria, Wits, and Cape Town Universities.

After completing her term on the HEUG board, she was nominated for and later awarded the HEUG Hall of Fame award. Maureen continues to contribute actively to the HEUG by presenting and leading discussions on subjects pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion.