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

Academic Advising

NameTitleTerm
David Donnelly
University of Newcastle
Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT
Brian Rockwood
University of Connecticut
Vice Chair 2019-2021
Deanne Wright
Ryerson University
Track Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Tiffany Wendt
Texas Christian University
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Phil Sugden
University of Derby
Communications Coordinator 2020-2023
Nancy L. Umphres
California State University Chancellor's Office
Product Enhancement Tracker 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015 ALT
Nancy Fawver
George Fox University
Archivist/Secretary 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Kelly Wilker
University of Waterloo
Board Liaison

Admissions

NameTitleTerm
Dorothy Chapman
University of Waterloo
Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Brenda Curry-White
University of Louisville
Vice Chair 2018-2021
Robert Norris
University of Michigan
Scribe 2020-2023
Jennifer Dinah de Roaldes
University of Calgary
Co-Track Chair 2018-2021
Colleen Curran
Nova Scotia Community College
Co-Track Chair 2019-2022
Jamie Frances Rose Choate-Polizzi
University of Texas at Dallas
Education 2020-2023
Enoch Woo
California State University Chancellor's Office
Communication 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Jane Broad
University of Glasgow
Board Liaison
Pedro Jesus Creuheras
Universidad Panamericana
Board Liaison

Campus Community

NameTitleTerm
Paul Steenkamp
University of Cape Town
Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT
Kristin Krowiorz
Fox Valley Technical College
Vice Chair 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Stu Churchill-Hoyer
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Communications and Education Co-Chair 2017-2020, 2015-2017
Matt Hansen
University of Missouri System
Communications and Education Co-Chair 2020-2023, 2019-2020
Jami M Kong
Butler University
Marketing/Outreach and Education Coordinator 2019-2021
Max Herman
University of Minnesota
Community Advocate 2018-2021, 2014-2017
Kirsty McConn-Palfreyman
University of Glasgow
Track Chair and Scribe 2018-2021
Mario Berry
Texas Southern University
Board Liaison

Constituent Experience

NameTitleTerm
John Sauceda
Moody Bible Institute
Chair 2019-2022, 2018-2019
James Imgraben
University of South Australia
Vice Chair 2019-2022, 2018-2019
Lorne Henne
DePaul University
Secretary 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Máirtín (Marty) Antaine Mag Uidhir
University of Newcastle
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Jennifer Bayless
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Communications Coordinator 2020-2023
Cathy Ann O'Bryan
Indiana University
Track Chair 2020-2023
Arfaa Mujeeb
University of Houston System
Assistant Track Chair 2020-2023
Brian Bolt
Boise State University
Member 2020-2023
John Reed
University of New South Wales
Board Liaison

E-Business Suite

NameTitleTerm
Joshua Zaidel
Medical College of Wisconsin
Chair 2019-2022
Scott Mitchell
Rochester Institute of Technology
Vice Chair 2019-2022
Andrea Rule
California Institute of Technology
Secretary 2020-2023
Amy Albrinck Schroeder, CPA
Marquette University
Track Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT
Andrea Perez
Stanford University
Communications Coordinator 2019-2022
Darla Bruno
Dartmouth College
Enhancement Tracker 2018-2021
Kathleen Campbell, PMP
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Education 2018-2021
Arun Subramanian
Southern Illinois University
Member 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015 ALT
Leslie Fitzpatrick
Rochester Institute of Technology
Member 2020-2023
Lisa Skinner
Stanford University
Board Liaison

ERP/HCM Cloud

NameTitleTerm
Laura Shevling
University of Wyoming
Co-Chair
Ben Frazee
Vanderbilt University
Co-Chair
Tracey Robey
University of Derby
Track Chair
Colette Gillespie
University of Kansas
Communications Coordinator
Ernie DiSandro, MBA
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Member
Willie Swarts
Boise State University
Member
Megan Elizabeth Whitney
Pittsburg State University
Member
Christopher Ramos
University of California at Los Angeles
Member
Jo Ellen Dinucci
Boise State University
Board Liaison

Finance

NameTitleTerm
Keith Adams
Northwestern University
Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 ALT, 2013-2016
Lana Metayer
University of Vermont
Vice Chair 2020-2023
Shana Bynon
Towson University
Secretary 2020-2023, 2019-2020
Mikki Hall
University of Florida
Track Chair (GCB) 2018-2021
Melissa Dawn Borchardt
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Assistant Track Chair (GL) 2019-2022
John Mulvihill
University of Kansas
Assistant Track Chair (Budget) 2020-2023, 2019-2020 ALT
Brian Skelding
University of Michigan
Assistant Track Chair (PTP) 2020-2023, 2019-2020
Jing Li
Case Western Reserve University
MOSC Ideation Coordinator 2020-2023, 2019-2020 ALT
Sheri Olson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Communications Coordinator 2020-2023
Sherryl Seigfreid, CPA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member 2018-2021
Lisa Marie Luhman Bass
University of Minnesota
Member 2018-2021
James A Younger
Kentucky Comm. and Tech. College Sys
Member 2020-2023
Benjamin Biltz
University of Wisconsin System
Member 2018-2021, 2017-2018, 2014-2017
Michael Russell
Virginia Community College System
Board Liaison

Financial Aid

NameTitleTerm
Timothy Krug
Moody Bible Institute
Chair 2019-2022
Pat Woolley
University of Michigan
Track Chair/Liaison to SR 2018-2021
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 ALT, 2015-2017
Shawn Trauntvein
Brigham Young University
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021
Ashley Bergemann
Marquette University
Communications Coordinator 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Kristen McRoberts
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Member 2020-2023
Nanci Regehr
Maricopa Community College District
Board Liaison

Human Capital Management (HCM)

NameTitleTerm
Srikanth Gurram
University of Colorado
Chair 2019-2022
Rich Arnold
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vice Chair 2020-2021, 2017-2020, 2015-2017
Tom Oatman
University of Wisconsin System
Secretary 2020-2023
Meghan Portmann
University of Massachusetts Office of the President
Track Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Mary de Laosa
Miami Dade College
Assistant Track Chair 2020-2023
Doug Brower
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Communication Coordinator 2018-2021
Kate Greicar
North Dakota University System
Assistant Communication Coordinator 2019-2022
Umesh Gupta
Deakin University
Listserv Monitor 2020-2023
Renee Valerie Riley
University of Missouri System
Member 2018-2021
Wendy Chang, Ph.D.
Miami Dade College
Board Liaison

Project and Change Management (PCM)

NameTitleTerm
Lauren Shield
University of Newcastle
Chair 2018-2021
Gina Fogelsonger
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Track Chair 2019-2022
Shaheda Taji
DePaul University
Assistant Track Chair 2020-2023, 2019-2020 ALT
Charita Hampton
University of Houston System
Secretary 2018-2021
Normandy Roden
University of Colorado
Education Coordinator 2020-2023, 2016-2020
Liz Medvetz
University at Albany
Education Committee 2019-2022, 2018-2019 ALT, 2017-2018 ALT
Becky Silva
Kentucky Comm. and Tech. College Sys
Education Committee 2020-2023
Brad Finley
Illinois Central College
Board Liaison
Derry Fong
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Board Liaison

Student Financials

NameTitleTerm
Chris Foster
University of North Texas
Chair 2018-2021
Kimberly A Trout
Ohio University
Vice Chair 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Paul McWhorter
Harvard University
Track Chair 2019-2022, 2018-2019
Andrea Mendes
California State University Chancellor's Office
Assistant Track Chair 2018-2021
Karen Tallett
University of Glasgow
Communications 2020-2023
Mary Beth Nally
Rochester Institute of Technology
Secretary/PET Coordinator/Engagement 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Laura Stevens
University at Buffalo
Education 2018-2021
Buddy Combs
Kentucky Comm. and Tech. College Sys
VP of Product/Board Liaison

Student Records

NameTitleTerm
Lidia Anderson
Central Washington University
Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Rachael Daniel
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Vice Chair 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Angie Byrd
Northern Illinois University
Track Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Denise Kelly
Queen's University Belfast
Assistant Track Chair 2018-2021
Rhea Leydig
The Pennsylvania State University
PET Coordinator 2020-2021
Sandra Mienczakowski
University of Nottingham
Communications Coordinator 2020-2021
Carolien ten Oever
University of Amsterdam
Secretary 2020-2023
Michele Thibodeau
Butler University
Board Liaison

Technical & Reporting

NameTitleTerm
Tamara Foster
Northwestern University
Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015 ALT
Longin Gogu, MBA
Lone Star College
Vice Chair 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Brad Carlson
University of Minnesota
Track Chair 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Mayank Mittal, Puppet Certified
University of Colorado
Assistant Track Chair 2019-2022
Dede Young
Northern Illinois University
WG Lead – Reporting & Analytics | Assistant Communications Coordinator 2018-2021
Anna Kourouniotis
Duke University
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021
Mihaela Cornea
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Forum Monitor 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Sasank Vemana
Florida State University
Work Group Lead – PeopleSoft Management & Features 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Nikki Gaertner Eaton
University of South Australia
Work Group Lead – Cloud & Integrations 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Steve Smith
University of Cambridge
Work Group Lead – Security & Monitoring 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Ingrid Nuttall
University of Minnesota
Member 2020-2023, 2017-2020
Russ Scadden
Brigham Young University
Member 2020-2023
Roelof Conijn
Leiden University
Member 2019-2022
Alan Hwang
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member 2020-2023
Shanaka Herath
University of Houston System
Member 2020-2023
Terence Priede Houser
University of Virginia
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, Manager
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