Advisory Groups


About the Advisory Groups

The Advisory Groups are composed of representatives from HEUG member institutions with expertise in various product modules and technical areas within the world of Oracle application software. The responsibilities and activities of these groups include:

  • Facilitating communication about specific product features, problems, and opportunities.
  • Soliciting feedback from the user community, synthesizing that feedback, and conveying it to Oracle product strategists and developers.
  • Advocating to Oracle, on behalf of the user community, for enhancements, new functionality, and resolutions to problems.
  • Administering the relevant track(s) at the annual Alliance conference (i.e., soliciting, evaluating and selecting proposals, scheduling sessions, collecting feedback, etc.)

Most Advisory Groups have 7 regular members, though a few are larger. Members serve for three-year terms and may serve at most two consecutive terms. Nominations are screened by the Nominations and Elections Committee, with final approval by the HEUG Board. An attempt is made in the selection process to ensure diversity across various types of institutions: large and small; public and private; two-year, four-year and graduate; US and other countries. Advisory Groups may also have two alternate members who serve for one-year terms, 

Download the Advisory Group Charter

Duties of Advisory Group members vary slightly among Advisory Groups, but most Advisory Groups include the following officers and roles:

  • Chair 
  • Assistant Chair
  • Conference Track Chair 
  • Secretary
  • Issue Tracker Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator

Advisory Groups meet by monthly conference call throughout the year, and meet in person at least once annually at the Advisory Group Summit, usually held immediately before the Alliance Conference.

Current Advisory Group Members

AG - Academic Advising

NameTitleTerm
Nancy Fawver
George Fox University
Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
David Donnelly
University of Newcastle
Vice Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT
Nancy L. Umphres
California State University Chancellor's Office
Track Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015 ALT
Deanne Wright
Ryerson University
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Tiffany Wendt
Texas Christian University
Communications/PET 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Carolien ten Oever
University of Amsterdam
Archivist 2017-2020, 2014-2017
Brian Rockwood
University of Connecticut
Communications/PET 2019-2021
Amy Guthrie
Case Western Reserve University
2019-2020 ALT
Kelly Wilker
University of Waterloo
Board Liaison

AG - Admissions

NameTitleTerm
Dorothy Chapman
University of Waterloo
Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Brenda Curry-White
University of Louisville
Vice Chair/Survey Coordinator/Enhancement Tracker 2018-2021
Adam Stout
Marquette University
Track Chair 2017-2020, 2016-2017 ALT, 2015-2016 ALT
Jennifer Dinah de Roaldes
University of Calgary
Assistant Track Vice Chair/Training 2018-2021
Enoch Woo
California State University Chancellor's Office
Listserv Monitor 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Colleen Curran
Nova Scotia Community College
Communications 2019-2022
Jane Broad
University of Glasgow
Board Liaison
Pedro Jesus Creuheras
Universidad Panamericana
Board Liason

AG - Campus Community

NameTitleTerm
Kristin Krowiorz
Fox Valley Technical College
Chair 2017-2020
Kee Chang
California State University Los Angeles
Vice Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT, 2013-2015, 2012-2013 ALT
Stu Churchill-Hoyer
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Communication and Education Co-Chair 2017-2020, 2015-2017
Paul Steenkamp
University of Cape Town
Communication and Education Co-Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT
Max Herman
University of Minnesota
Community Advocacy Coordinator 2018-2021, 2014-2017
Kirsty McConn-Palfreyman
University of Glasgow
Track Chair/Scribe 2018-2021
Matt Hansen
University of Missouri System
Outreach/Marketing and Education Coordinator 2019-2020
Jami M Kong
Butler University
Member 2019-2020 Alternate
Steve Hahn
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Board Liaison
Stephen Brawn
Oracle

AG - Constituent Experience and Advancement (CXA)

NameTitleTerm
John Sauceda
Moody Bible Institute
Chair 2019-2022, 2018-2019
Lorne Henne
DePaul University
Track Chair 2017-2020
James Imgraben
University of South Australia
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022, 2018-2019
Ron Babuka
Cornell University
Secretary 2017-2020
Máirtín (Marty) Antaine Mag Uidhir
University of Newcastle
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Mario Berry
Texas Southern University
Board Liaison
Mark Erickson
University of Queensland
Board Liason

AG - E-Business Suite

NameTitleTerm
Sue Clements
University of Virginia
Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Amy Albrinck Schroeder, CPA
Marquette University
Vice Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT
Kathleen Campbell, PMP
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Track Chair 2018-2021
Andrea Perez
Stanford University
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022
Arun Subramanian
Southern Illinois University
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015 ALT
Darla Bruno
Dartmouth College
Enhancement Tracker 2018-2021
Casey Brown
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Co-Secretary 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014 ALT
Welby Lai
California Institute of Technology
Co-Secretary 2017-2020, 2015-2017
Scott Mitchell
Rochester Institute of Technology
Member 2019-2022
Joshua Zaidel
Medical College of Wisconsin
Member 2019-2022
Lisa Skinner
Stanford University
Board Liaison
Michelle Lin
California Institute of Technology
Board Liaison

AG - Finance

NameTitleTerm
Daniel John Van Der Meulen
University of South Florida System
Chair 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014 ALT
Keith Adams
Northwestern University
Vice Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT, 2013-2016
Bobbi Walker
University of Missouri System
Secretary/PTP Vice Track Chair 2019-2022
Mikki Hall
University of Florida
Ideation (Enhancement Tracker) 2018-2021
Lisa Marie Luhman Bass
University of Minnesota
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021
Ann Lehew
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Communications Assistant 2017-2020
Benjamin Biltz
University of Wisconsin System
Track Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018, 2014-2017
Jim Baxter
Clemson University
Budget Vice Track Chair 2017-2020, 2016-2017 ALT
Melissa Dawn Borchardt
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
GL Vice Track Chair 2019-2022
Carole Laplante
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Member 2017-2020, 2016-2017 ALT
Urvi N Patel
Emory University
Member 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014 ALT
Sherryl Seigfreid, CPA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member 2018-2021
Michelle R. Clark
Chapman University
Member 2017-2020
Brian Skelding
University of Michigan
Member 2019-2020
Shana Bynon
Towson University
Member 2019-2020
John Mulvihill
University of Kansas
Member 2019-2020 ALT
Jing Li
Case Western Reserve University
Member 2019-2020 ALT
Natasha Nichole Stinnett
State of Tennessee
PSUG Rep
Srinivasa Ari
San Diego County Water Authority
PSUG Rep
Jo Ellen Dinucci
Boise State University
Board Liason
John Driscoll
State of Wisconsin

AG - Financial Aid

NameTitleTerm
Shawn Trauntvein
Brigham Young University
Chair 2018-2021
Timothy Krug
Moody Bible Institute
Vice Chair 2019-2022
Daniel J Labrecque
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Suzanna Wong
University of Queensland
PET Coordinator/Global Coordinator 2018-2021, 2017-2018 *, 2015-2017
Ashley Bergemann
Marquette University
Communications Coordinator 2017-2020
Pat Woolley
University of Michigan
Track Chair/Liaison to SR 2018-2021
Dana Jean Pawlowicz
University of Cincinnati
PET-Solutions Coordinator/Liaison to SF 2017-2020
Nancy L. Umphres
California State University Chancellor's Office
Liaison from AA 2015-2018
Nanci Regehr
Maricopa Community College District
Board Liaison

AG - Human Capital Management (HCM)

NameTitleTerm
Rich Arnold
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chair 2017-2020, 2015-2017
Ryan Polansky
DePaul University
Vice Chair/Secretary 2017-2020, 2014-2017
Renee Valerie Riley
University of Missouri System
Track Chair 2018-2021
Srikanth Gurram
University of Colorado
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022
Meghan Portmann
University of Massachusetts Office of the President
Assistant Track Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Doug Brower
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Communication Coordinator 2018-2021
Jonathan Sumner
Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
Member 2018-2020
Kate Greicar
North Dakota University System
Member 2019-2022
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

AG - Project and Change Management (PCM)

NameTitleTerm
Charita Hampton
University of Houston System
Chair 2018-2021
Michael Humphrys
Harvard University
Secretary & Communications 2018-2020, 2017-2018 ALT
Lauren Shield
University of Newcastle
Track Chair 2018-2021
Gina Fogelsonger
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022
Mary-Ann Bloss
University of Arkansas
Education Committee 2016-2020
Normandy Roden
University of Colorado
Education Coordinator 2016-2020
Liz Medvetz
University at Albany
Education Committee 2019-2022, 2018-2019 ALT, 2017-2018 ALT
Brad Finley
Illinois Central College
Board Liaison
Derry Fong
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Board Liason
Shaheda Taji
DePaul University
2019-2020 Alternate

AG - Student Financials

NameTitleTerm
Chris Foster
University of North Texas
Chair 2018-2021
Laura Stevens
University at Buffalo
Track Chair 2018-2021
Paul McWhorter
Harvard University
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022, 2018-2019
Kimberly A Trout
Ohio University
Communication Coordinator 2017-2020
Mary Beth Nally
Rochester Institute of Technology
Education Coordinator and Secretary 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Andrea Mendes
California State University Chancellor's Office
PET, Working Groups and Forum Monitor 2018-2021
Buddy Combs
Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
VP Product/Board Liaison 2016-2019

AG - Student Records

NameTitleTerm
Jessica Muehlberg
Stanford University
Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Angie Byrd
Northern Illinois University
Vice Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Lidia Anderson
Central Washington University
Track Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Shayne Simpson
University of The Sunshine Coast
Assistant Track Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ATL, 2016-2017 ALT
Phil Sugden
University of Derby
Communications/Listserv 2017-2020, 2014-2017
Denise Kelly
Queen's University Belfast
Communications/Secretary 2018-2021
Rachael Daniel
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
PET Coordinator 2017-2020
Kevin O’Connor
Oracle
John Reed
University of New South Wales
Board Liaison
Carolien ten Oever
University of Amsterdam
AA Liasion
Michele Thibodeau
Butler University
Board Liaison
Pat Woolley
University of Michigan
FA Liasion

AG - Technical & Reporting

NameTitleTerm
Nikki Gaertner Eaton
University of South Australia
Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Tamara Foster
Northwestern University
Vice Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Sasank Vemana
Florida State University
Technical Track Chair  2019-2022, 2016-2019
Mayank Mittal, Puppet Certified
University of Colorado
Technical Track Vice Chair 2019-2022
Steve Smith
University of Cambridge
Security and Reporting Track Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Dede Young
Northern Illinois University
Communications Coordinator   2018-2021
Anna Kourouniotis, MA
Duke University
Communications Vice Chair 2018-2021
Maria K Lindquist
University of Wisconsin System
Forum Monitor 2017-2020, 2014-2017
Paul Matthews
University of Derby
Cloud & Integrations WG Lead 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Brad Carlson
University of Minnesota
PeopleSoft Management & Features WG Lead 2017-2020
Longin Gogu, MBA
Lone Star College
Reporting & Analytics WG Lead 2017-2020
Ingrid Nuttall
University of Minnesota
Member 2017-2020
Mihaela Cornea
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member 2017-2020
Anand Vangipuram
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Member 2017-2020, 2014-2017
Gordon Klindt
State of Wisconsin
PSUG Rep
Kee Chang
California State University Los Angeles
Campus Community AG Liaison
Roelof Conijn
Leiden University
Member 2019-2022
Terence Priede Houser
University of Virginia
Board Liason
Barry Alan Hudson
University of Pretoria
Board Liaison

Regional Advisory Groups

NameTitleTerm
Clinton Lamont
Griffith University
Co-Chair, Program Chair 2017 - 2019
Shayne Simpson
University of The Sunshine Coast
Co-Chair N/A
Suzanna Wong
University of Queensland
Co-Chair N/A
David Donnelly
University of Newcastle
ANZ Academic Advisement PAG representative
Matt Barton
University of South Australia
2015-2018, 2019-2021
Linda Cecere
The University of Adelaide
ANZ Regulations Coordinator 2017-2020
Leah Vaz
University of Southern Queensland
Librarian 2014-2020
Mark Erickson
University of Queensland
ANZ HEUG President
Fatima Hicks
The Australian National University
2019 - 2021
Niyati Sharma
University of Auckland
Dedicated NZ Representative, NZ Regulations Coordinator
Kevin Wakeford
TAFE NSW
2019-2021

Election Process

Dear Members,

The HEUG AGs have represented the core connections between HEUG and Oracle for many years. Their importance to our successes with and relevance to Oracle cannot be overstated. Our history of appointed membership in these Advisory Groups has worked well over the early years, but as HEUG as grown but in both numbers and geographic diversity the need for open access and transparency requires that the process of gaining membership in these groups move from appointed to elected memberships. However, recognizing the need for specific skill levels in these groups, the election process must assure that nominees have attained a skill level that is appropriate to serving on any of the Advisory Groups.

Over the past several months the AG Election Workgroup developed a process to elect HEUG members to individual Product/Technical Advisory Groups. The Workgroup went through multiple iterations of this process and came to a simple approach that will bring transparency and accessibility to the process of placing new members on these important groups.

In accordance with the current AG Charter Mission, the Election Workgroup recommends each Advisory Group maintain global diversity and balance by careful consideration of the appropriate mix of types of institutions and geographical representation. Each Advisory Group should be represented with members with functional and/or technical experience.

The structure of the AG will incorporate two categories of membership, Full Voting and Alternate. The Associate member category will be eliminated, but two additional Full Voting member seats will be created. Alternate membership will provide a level of flexibility to the AG each cycle should a specific skill, geographic or institutional category balance be required.

The election process for Full Voting members will consist of two phases, a Nomination Process and an Election Process. The Nomination Process will begin with each AG compiling a list of the open Full Voting member positions and creating a list of needed skills for each of the open positions. These lists will be submitted to the HEUG Nomination & Elections Committee (N&E) to validate that the skill sets are applicable to a wide category of potential candidates. Once approved, communications will begin through HEUG Online with a call for nominations listing the open positions and skill sets required. In order to qualify as a candidate, the nominee must be an employee of a paid Institutional Member of HEUG and both the institution and nominee must have up to date profiles on HEUG Online.

Once nominations close, each AG will then review and recommend the qualified nominees for the slate of candidates for election to the HEUG N&E Committee for a final check of the eligibility of the slated candidates. If a nominee is considered unqualified to stand for election to the AG, the N&E committee will consult with both the AG and the nominee to resolve any issues.

With an approved slate of candidates, the N&E Committee will prepare the ballot for the HEUG General Election. The voting process and the concept of weighted votes will be the same as found in the current Board elections conducted through HEUG Online, with one exception. It is imperative that voters for a specific AG have some level of knowledge of/interest in the issues that involve the AG in order to vote, so eligibility to vote for a candidate for a specific AG will be restricted to those HEUG Members who have subscribed to the specific HEUG listserv related to the AG. HEUG Members will need to subscribe to the specific AG listserv by September 27, 2019.

Please click on the Advisory Group link below to subscribe to the listserv:

    Finance Advisory Group

    Technical & Reporting Advisory Group

    The candidate(s) with the greatest number of weighted votes in each Advisory Group category will be elected to the AG Advisory Group. In order to encourage access to membership in the AGs, diversity in Advisory Groups and maximum participation by institutions of the HEUG, each AG/ voting member is elected for a three year term and may be re-elected for an additional three year term through the prescribed election process. An individual is limited to a maximum of 7 years of service on any one AG.

    Alternate Members are appointed to a one year term by the AG members following the conclusion of the election process and once new members have been on-boarded. All AG members who hold positions concurrent with the implementation of this new election process will be allowed to complete their terms with the AG. Once their current terms have ended, they will be subject to the new elections processes and term limit restrictions.

    Again, please note you have until September 27, 2019 to subscribe to the AG listserv. You must be subscribed to the listserv to be eligible to vote on October 7, 2019. If you are looking for more information on the AG and what they do, click here to view the group descriptions. If you have questions or need additional information please contact us at support@heug.org.

    Sincerely,
    Buddy Combs
    VP of Products