Introducing the West Coast HEUG!


Introducing the West Coast HEUG!
It is with great excitement that we announce the formation of a regional West Coast Higher Education User Group! As our collective institutions work to meet new challenges and pursue opportunities, it is vital that we leverage our technology investments effectively.

A regional user group will allow us to strengthen relationships, share knowledge, and collaborate on solutions to the most important issues facing our region. It also provides us with an opportunity to be unified in our feedback to Oracle regarding regional needs.

Regional Conference Event Planning
We are now working toward holding our first regional conference event in July 2016.

The regional conference will offer valuable content at a substantially lower conference fee as compared to Alliance, with the additional benefit of reduced travel costs. In addition to tailoring content and training opportunities to our regional needs, organizations will be able to send personnel who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Alliance regularly due to budget and travel considerations.

We Need Your Input!
Below you will find a link to a short survey regarding the conference. Your input is very important to the planning process, and we invite you to please take a few moments to respond by Sunday, May 3.

There has been energy building toward this moment for many months, if not years, and we hope you share our enthusiasm for the possibilities to come!

If you have further questions or comments, we invite you to reach out to one of the committee members below. Otherwise, we look forward to your survey responses, and please be assured that more details and announcements will be coming in the near future.

Forward and onward!

The West Coast HEUG Organizing Committee

Mark Stramaglia
Chair, Organizing Committee
Programmer/Analyst, MiraCosta College


Joe Carrasco
Co-Chair, Organizing Committee
Director of Applications, Los Rios CCD


DaMonique Sampson
Member, Representing CSU System
Asst. Director Technology, CSU Chancellor’s Office


Marc Fox
Member, Representing CSU System
Director CMS, CSU Sacramento


Helen Norris
Member, Representing Private Universities
VP, CIO, Chapman University


Erin Lindsay
Member, Representing Private Universities
Lead Analyst, IMSS, Caltech


Anafe Robinson
Member, Representing Community Colleges
Director of Financial Aid, Pierce College


Kevin Flash
Member, Representing Community Colleges
Application Systems Supervisor, Los Rios CCD


Angela Blackstone
Member, Representing UC System
Associate CIO, UC Berkeley


If you are interested in other HEUG Conferences please click here for US Regional and International Regional.

For Conference Support, email us at or call (602) 734-5356.
The Regional Conferences are hosted and managed by the Higher Education User Group, Inc.

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