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In 2009, we entered the world of Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This is proof that we are a diverse group of institutions using the latest technologies to build strategic alliances across our membership and with Oracle. Through all of these avenues, we help our members achieve our mission: to educate and to advocate. Whether through a series of forum posts or an Education Series webinar, our members help each other solve complex business problems using technology every day. Whether on an advisory group conference call or publishing white papers on HEUG Online, our members are advocating on behalf of the entire higher education industry all year long.
In the past year, we achieved the following results with the help of volunteers on the Communications Committee and beyond:
  1. Continued to build a global, representative Communication Committee. One of our key initiatives this year was to enhance our Dutch communications. This resulted in some high quality Dutch translations. The committee also has a truly representative institutional diversity, including members from large and small institutions, from community colleges, and from research institutions.
  2. Supported Alliance Conference communications and advisory group communication efforts.
  3. Translated key documents into multiple languages.
  4. Identified executive sponsors from over 100 institutions.
  5. Established a regular, reliable communications cycle for our members.
  6. Created a framework for official HEUG publications, including white papers, position papers, and this annual report.
  7. Developed an adaptable, strategic communications plan so we can quickly react to and disseminate new information.

As we move into 2010, we will continue to position the HEUG for global communications by connecting with executives, directors, and analysts around the globe. We are looking at improving new member initiatives by giving HEUG Online a critical facelift and improving new member services.

Here’s a quick glance at our 2009-2010 Communication Committee.

  • Bill Daley, University of Texas Arlington
  • Fred Damiano, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Carol Damron, DePaul University, HEUG Board Member
  • Steve Grantham, Boise State University, HEUG Board Member
  • Mick Holsclaw, Los Rios Community College District
  • Victoria Janowiak, Grand Rapids Community College, HEUG Board Member
  • Wendy Love, James Madison University
  • Jennifer Moesker, ROC van Twente, HEUG Board Member
  • Chris Pondish, City University of New York
  • Normandy Roden, University of Colorado
  • Traci Sickinger, Palomar Community College, HEUG Board Member
  • Tina Thorstenson, Arizona State University, HEUG Board Member
  • Jaap van Reijendam, Brandeis University

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  • Lew Conner, HEUG Executive Director
  • Scott Balthazor, Socious
  • Margaret Howe, Socious
  • George Mulloy, Socious


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