Advisory Groups

PAG Descriptions

Academic Advising

Larry Hill
Indiana University
larrhill@iupui.edu

The mission of the Academic Advising Product Advisory Group (AA PAG) is to represent a wide range of Higher Education Users Group institutions and work closely with users and with Oracle to improve the Academic Advising functionality for all institutions.

The AA PAG identifies key issues and enhancements, and advocates for the needs of the widest number of institutions. It seeks to be a resource for Oracle strategists, analysts, and developers; AA PAG members may assist in the creation of use cases and beta testing. The PAG provides an educational resource for users, disseminating ideas via the list serv (forum posts), newsletters, webinars, blogs, and wikis. The AA PAG coordinates the Academic Advising sessions at the Alliance conference, including offering pre-conference workshops.

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Admissions

Jason McIntyre
University of The Sunshine Coast
jmcinty3@usc.edu.au

The Admission track encompasses the recruitment of prospects through an applicant being matriculated. We advocate for the very diverse global admissions community. At a high level, our current goals and objectives include effectively communicating with users in a way that they want; advocating outstanding issues; promoting product adoption efforts through training opportunities; growing global; and developing a big picture strategy for admissions including being a role model for strategic thinking, collaboration, self-service, social media and other trends in admissions.

We achieve our mission in a number of ways:

  • Regular user community communications about issues, critical fixes, bundles and new functionality being released.
  • Ongoing strategic discussions with Oracle regarding new and developing functionality for the admissions community.
  • We liaise with other PAGs on matters of mutual interest.
  • Engage the admissions community with surveys and webinar training opportunities to promote new product adoption

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Budgeting

Andrew Rosenau
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
arosenau@oldqueens.rutgers.edu

The Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Budgeting and Planning Product Advisory Group (PAG) is an advisory group that advocates on behalf of the HEUG members to Oracle and advises Oracle on product strategy for budgeting and planning. This group talks directly with Oracle product managers and experts and holds monthly meetings with them. It can speak with a common voice to Oracle on matters of product issues, enhancements or recommendations.

Furthermore, the Budgeting and Planning PAG serves as a platform for sharing budgeting and planning information and experience in the Higher Education community. It helps our membership find and implement the right budgeting and planning solutions for their needs. This group offers a community website, blog and forums on budgeting and Hyperion products. It also offers webinars on topics of common interest, such as the recent webinar series on Hyperion and Public Sector implementations. This group meets annually at the Advisory Group Summit prior to the Alliance Conference.

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Campus Community

Stephen Brawn
Northwestern University
s-brawn@northwestern.edu

Campus Community Product Advisory Group (CC-PAG)
Campus Community is at the center of the Campus Solutions (CS) system, holding the biographical information for all constituents (applicants, students, alumni, staff and others), resolving issues with duplicate entries for individuals, providing communication functionality (3Cs/Communication Generation), and allowing Self-Service access to the system.  We also cover SEVIS and interact with the other Campus Solutions modules, the TAG and other applications on a variety of topics.  These combined discussions include many of the areas mentioned above such as the recording and exchanging of Biographical data (increasingly important with the split of CS/HR), together with topics like Delegated Access and Population Selection/Update.
The mission of the Campus Community PAG is to represent the interests of the higher education institutions worldwide that use the PeopleSoft Campus Community module.
We achieve our mission in a number of ways.

  • We represent our community by communicating to Oracle requests for enhancements, fixes, and modifications to improve the functionality and usability of the Campus Community module.
  • Annual meeting and monthly conference calls with Oracle strategists to discuss these current issues and future direction.
  • We collaborate and provide strategic recommendations to Oracle for subsequent product releases.
  • We liaise with other PAGs on matters of mutual interest.
  • We communicate with our user community and provide various avenues for the community to engage with us to provide advice and feedback.

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Contributor Relations

Tilly Garnett
Cornell University
tilly.garnett@cornell.edu

The Contributor Relations product manages relationships with Constituents, including but not limited to Alumni and Donor biographic updates, donation processing, relationship management and overall engagement.

The Contributor Relations Product Advisory Group is a team of dedicated professionals committed to the enhancement and promotion of the Contributor Relations product. This group shares a common enthusiasm for the continued success, growth, and promotion of CR. The different institutions these team members represent offer diverse backgrounds, needs and business practices, providing many different and valued perspectives contributing to the vision and continued development of Contributor Relations. The opportunity to hear from professionals and to be part of a group that is energized by new ideas and concepts is a privileged opportunity.

Working on behalf of the CR Community the CR PAG communicates to Oracle the community’s requests for enhancements, fixes and improvements to functionality as well as the future vision and growing needs of the business. The PAG members participate in monthly conference calls as well as participate in the HEUG Summit prior to each Alliance. During the year and at the Summit, goals are determined and reviewed, updates are provided from Oracle and HEUG representatives and issues are discussed and prioritized. Various roles are held by the PAG members which include communication, conference track planning, management of the PAG’s enhancement tracker, facilitating the year’s activities and goals as well as documentation. The group also collaborates with Oracle representatives to discuss product direction, strategy and functionality.

The CR PAG is always in need of others who are willing to share their passion and vision. If you are interested in exploring new challenges and gaining a unique work experience, the CR PAG is the group for you.

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CRM

Jason Koziara
DePaul University
jkoziara@depaul.edu

Constituent Relationship Management Product Advisory Group (CRM PAG)

The Constituent Relationship Management Product Advisory Group (CRM PAG) is composed of representatives from HEUG institutions with expertise in various product modules. PAG members consist of a diverse group of functional and/or technical users of the CRM product. Most members are in varying stages of their CRM implementation, and are able to bring differing perspectives of the use of CRM in Higher Ed (i.e. recruitment and admissions, retention, helpdesk, online marketing, human resources, etc.)

The CRM PAG facilitates communication about specific product features, problems, and enhancement opportunities between our HEUG community and Oracle CRM Product Strategists. CRM PAG members participate in regular meetings and conference calls to ensure we are serving the CRM HEUG community through soliciting feedback, providing helpful tips and new functionality, offering training through communications, webinars, and conference sessions.

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E-Business Suite

Casey Brown
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
casey.l.brown@erau.edu

EBS Product Advisory Group (PAG)

The e-Business Suite (EBS) Product Advisory Group (PAG) advocates for all modules of Oracle’s e-Business Suite and is comprised of member institutions of varying sizes, funding and nationalities. The diversity of the EBS PAG helps ensure that a wide cross-section of users and modules are represented. The EBS PAG is eager to raise its profile within the HEUG and its engagement with Oracle so is always looking to increase HEUG membership and participation on the PAG.

The EBS PAG is committed to ensuring that the needs of Higher Education users are met and supported by Oracle. Upholding this ethos, we work closely with our members to identify required fixes and enhancements to EBS and then liaise with various Oracle contacts (development, support) to implement these changes. The PAG has scheduled monthly conference calls about implementation issues and development requests. The PAG believes knowledge sharing and increased product awareness is key a benefit for our members. It arranges a wide range of webinars throughout the year that address various items of interest, which all members are invited to participate in. This is also reflected in the presentations provided by the EBS Track at the Alliance Conference. Topics covered range from developments in HCM & Payroll, Financials, Procure to Pay, Credit to Cash, Project & Grant Accounting and CRM modules; to more technical presentations about upgrade experiences, new technologies available for EBS, interfacing from other systems, and the best way to get the most out of your EBS investment.

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Financial Aid

Shareen Thewke
University of Nebraska
sthewke@nebraska.edu

The Financial Aid Product Advisory Group (PAG) is an advocacy group formed to support the Financial Aid Community by communicating with our Oracle representatives regarding enhancement requests and compliance items set forth by the Department of Education.

The Financial Aid PAG prioritizes the needs of our community based on feedback provided by users on the issue tracker on the HEUG website and during our monthly calls to discuss recent regulation changes and/or any other pressing issues impacting Financial Aid. We meet annually at the Alliance Summit to provide feedback to our Oracle representative and set goals for the upcoming year for enhancements and added functionality of the system to comply with federal regulations. The members of the PAG commit their time and knowledge to answer inquiries of our users through communication via the listserv. The Financial Aid PAG also collaborates with other modules within PeopleSoft Campus Solutions to ensure delivery of a valuable product for all areas.

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General Ledger

Reda Bernoussi
University of Texas at Dallas
rbernou@utdallas.edu

General Ledger Product Advisory Group (GL PAG)

The General Ledger Product Advisory Group is responsible for more than its namesake the General Ledger module. We are also responsible for Asset Management, Inventory, Commitment Control, Treasury, and Reporting (XML, nVision, Query).

The General Ledger PAG strives to work closely with the HEUG community and with our Oracle Strategists to take the modules to the next level of user experience and functionality. We also have a close relationship with the other Financial PAG’s-Grants, Procure to Pay, and Budgeting by working together on common issues and functionality for the Financials Suite, alongside our Oracle Strategists.

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Grants, Contracts & Billing

Urvi Patel
Emory University
upatel2@emory.edu

Comprised of representatives from HEUG member institutions, the Grants, Contracts, and Billing Product Advisory Group (GCB PAG) represents Higher Education, Public Sector, and Non-Profit users of PeopleSoft’s Grants Suite of modules. The Grants Suite includes Grants, Project Costing, Customer Contracts, Billing, and Accounts Receivable. The GCB PAGs responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating communication about specific product features, problems, and opportunities.
  • Soliciting feedback from the user community and synthesizing that feedback to provide strategic recommendations Oracle Product Managers to improve the user experience.
  • Collaborating with other PAGs, including Procurement to Pay, Public Sector, General Ledger, and E-Business Suite, on matters of mutual interest (e.g., integration, cross-module functionality, regulatory changes, etc.)
  • Administering the Grants, Contracts, and Billing track at the annual Alliance conference (soliciting, evaluating, and selecting proposals, scheduling sessions, collecting feedback, etc.)

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HRMS

Elizabeth Earl
Northwestern University
e-earl2@northwestern.edu

The Human Resource Management System Product Advisory Group (HRMS PAG) is an advocacy group for Higher Education and Public Sector needs with respect to Human Resource Systems including systems that support hiring, benefits, payroll, time/leave administration, performance, recruiting, and Workforce and Talent Management. Our activities include:

• Facilitating communication among the HRMS HEUG community members

• Meeting monthly by phone to provide updates to and receive updates from Oracle to communicate to our members

• Monitoring the needs of the HRMS community and providing feedback to Oracle

• Reviewing and selecting presentations for the HRMS track of the Alliance Conference

• Managing the HRMS Product Enhancement Tracker

In addition to the above activities, the HRMS PAG meets annually at the PAG Summit prior to each Alliance conference.

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Procurement to Pay

Carin Hutchins
Lone Star College System
carin.a.hutchins@lonestar.edu

The Procurement to Pay Product Advisory Group (PTP PAG) is an advocacy group for Higher Education and Public Sector needs within the product cycle supporting procurement processes through their payment. We represent our community by collaborating with Oracle representatives on many levels to evolve the PTP products to continue to improve functionality, flow and user experience.

We liaise with other PAGs on matters that mutually affect the different product lines. The PAG responsibilities include monthly conference calls to discuss current activities, progress against yearly goals, and exchange updates from Oracle representatives and HEUG Board members.

Various offices are held by PAG member volunteers which can include communicating with our user community, preparing track activities for the upcoming Alliance conference, managing the PAG’s enhancement tracker activity, facilitating the year’s activities and documenting those activities. Each year members attend an intense and productive HEUG Summit prior to each Alliance conference to detail yearly activities and collaborate with Oracle representatives to discuss product direction, strategy and functionality in detail.

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Reporting

Milap Sharma
University of Colorado
milap.sharma@cu.edu

The Reporting and Business Intelligence Product Advisory Group – RBIPAG – has no specific product to represent as there isn’t one tool that achieves it all. We have broad international make up, with representation from the continents of Australia, Europe and North America as each have different needs and perspectives. Our members work with Oracle strategists to provide input to advocate for the unique Higher Education and Public Sector Reporting and Business Intelligence requirements.

The RBI PAG also has responsibility to provide the community with information throughout the year and work hard to provide varied and relevant topics at the annual conference; prioritise the product enhancements to Oracle that are highlighted via the enhancement tracker; publish papers to the community and input into Oracle.

As a group we join up monthly on phone calls and members get specific roles and responsibilities through the year, including administration roles along with co-authoring papers and writing blog posts. Our members proactively seek liaison positions into other PAGs so that we can learn and input into RBI related topics within those groups.

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Student Financials

Colleen Johnson
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
rugzie@uwm.edu

The Student Financials Product Advisory Group is a HEUG-affiliated group that acts in an advisory capacity to the Oracle SF Development team. Additionally, the PAG meets to discuss issues relevant to the Student Financials community, considers the impact on the use of the Oracle product, suggests possible approaches to address these issues, and helps Oracle prioritize development work when appropriate. The PAG communicates monthly with the PS SF Listserv. The PAG also reviews and selects presentations for the SF Track of the Alliance Conference.

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Student Records

Ian Holmes
University of Queensland
i.holmes@uq.edu.au

Student Records Product Advisory Group (SR-PAG) Student Records is the hub of the Campus Solutions system, serving the needs of the staff and students, and interacting with other modules for the recording of the educational activities associated with students. The mission of the Student Records PAG is to work closely with our user community and with Oracle to improve the Student Records functionality and experience.

  • We achieve our mission in a number of ways.
  • We represent our community by communicating to Oracle requests for enhancements, fixes, and modifications to improve the functionality and usability of the SR modules.
  • We collaborate and provide strategic recommendations to Oracle for future product releases.
  • We liaise with other PAGs on matters of mutual interest.
  • We communicate with our user community and provide various avenues for the community to engage with us to provide advice and feedback.

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Technical Advisory Group

Jeremy Trumble
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
jtrumble@hws.edu

Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

The Technical Advisory Group handles the technical stack involved with the PeopleSoft Applications. This ranges from databases, tuxedo, application engine, mobile and security. Our goal is to minimize support costs while increasing functionality and performance within the PeopleSoft Applications.

  • We achieve our mission in a number of ways.
  • We represent our community by communicating to Oracle requests modifications to improve the functionality and usability of the technical stack.
  • Annual meetings with Oracle and the PeopleTools group to talk about issues and future enhancements.
  • We collaborate and provide strategic recommendations to Oracle for future product releases.
  • We liaise with other PAGs on matters of mutual interest.
  • We communicate with our user community and provide various avenues for the community to engage with us to provide advice and feedback.

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NameInstitutionTitle
Jessica Muehlberg
Stanford University
Chair
Angie Byrd
Northern Illinois University
Vice Chair
Lidia Anderson
Central Washington University
Track Chair
Shayne Simpson
University of The Sunshine Coast
Assistant Track Chair
Phil Sugden
University of Derby
Communications/Listserv
Denise Kelly
Queen's University Belfast
Communications/Secretary
Rachael Daniel
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
PET Coordinator
John Reed
University of New South Wales
Board Liaison
Michele Thibodeau
Butler University
Board Liaison
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
Dana Jean Pawlowicz
University of Cincinnati
PET-Solutions Coordinator/Liaison to SF
Ashley Bergemann
Marquette University
Communications Coordinator
Pat Woolley
University of Michigan
Track Chair/Liaison to SR
Suzanna Wong
University of Queensland
PET Coordinator/Global Coordinator
Shawn Trauntvein
Brigham Young University
Chair
Daniel J Labrecque
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Assistant Track Chair
Timothy Krug
Moody Bible Institute
Vice Chair
Nancy L. Umphres
California State University Chancellor's Office
Liaison from AA
Nanci Regehr
Maricopa Community College District
Board Liaison
NameInstitutionTitle
Nancy Fawver
George Fox University
Chair
David Donnelly
University of Newcastle
Vice Chair
Nancy L. Umphres
California State University Chancellor's Office
Track Chair
Deanne Wright
Ryerson University
Assistant Track Chair
Tiffany Wendt
Texas Christian University
Communications/PET
Carolien ten Oever
University of Amsterdam
Archivist
Brian Rockwood
University of Connecticut
Communications/PET
Amy Guthrie
Case Western Reserve University
Kelly Wilker
University of Waterloo
Board Liaison
NameInstitutionTitle
Dorothy Chapman
University of Waterloo
Chair
Brenda Curry-White
University of Louisville
Vice Chair/Survey Coordinator/Enhancement Tracker
Adam Stout
Marquette University
Track Chair
Jennifer Dinah de Roaldes
University of Calgary
Assistant Track Vice Chair/Training
Enoch Woo
California State University Chancellor's Office
Listserv Monitor
Colleen Curran
Nova Scotia Community College
Communications
Jane Broad
University of Glasgow
Board Liaison
Pedro Jesus Creuheras
Universidad Panamericana
Board Liason
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
Kristin Krowiorz
Fox Valley Technical College
Chair
Kee Chang
California State University Los Angeles
Vice Chair
Stu Churchill-Hoyer
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Communication and Education Co-Chair
Paul Steenkamp
University of Cape Town
Communication and Education Co-Chair
Max Herman
University of Minnesota
Community Advocacy Coordinator
Kirsty McConn-Palfreyman
University of Glasgow
Track Chair/Scribe
Matt Hansen
University of Missouri System
Outreach/Marketing and Education Coordinator
Jami M Kong
Butler University
Member
Steve Hahn
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Board Liaison
Stephen Brawn
Oracle
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
Rich Arnold
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chair
Ryan Polansky
DePaul University
Vice Chair/Secretary
Renee Valerie Riley
University of Missouri System
Track Chair
Srikanth Gurram
University of Colorado
Assistant Track Chair
Meghan Portmann
University of Massachusetts Office of the President
Assistant Track Chair
Doug Brower
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Communication Coordinator
Jonathan Sumner
Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
Member
Kate Greicar
North Dakota University System
Member
Krista Weatherford
Clackamas County, Oregon
PSUG Rep
Martha Watson
State of Montana
PSUG Rep
Wendy Chang, Ph.D.
Miami Dade College
Board Liason
Michael Russell
Virginia Community College System
Board Liaison
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
Chris Foster
University of North Texas
Chair
Laura Stevens
University at Buffalo
Track Chair
Paul McWhorter
Harvard University
Assistant Track Chair
Kimberly A Trout
Ohio University
Communication Coordinator
Mary Beth Nally
Rochester Institute of Technology
Education Coordinator and Secretary
Andrea Mendes
California State University Chancellor's Office
PET, Working Groups and Forum Monitor
Buddy Combs
Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
VP Product/Board Liaison
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
NameInstitutionTitle
Sue Clements
University of Virginia
Chair
Amy Albrinck Schroeder, CPA
Marquette University
Vice Chair
Kathleen Campbell, PMP
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Track Chair
Andrea Perez
Stanford University
Assistant Track Chair
Arun Subramanian
Southern Illinois University
Communications Coordinator
Darla Bruno
Dartmouth College
Enhancement Tracker
Casey Brown
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Co-Secretary
Welby Lai
California Institute of Technology
Co-Secretary
Scott Mitchell
Rochester Institute of Technology
Member
Joshua Zaidel
Medical College of Wisconsin
Member
Lisa Skinner
Stanford University
Board Liaison
Michelle Lin
California Institute of Technology
Board Liaison
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