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

PAG - Academic Advising

NameTitleTerm
John Campbell
Duke University
PAG Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Nancy Fawver
George Fox University
Vice-PAG Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Tiffany Wendt
Texas Christian University
Track Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Nancy Umphres
California State University Chancellor's Office
Asst. Track Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Carolien ten Oever
University of Amsterdam
PET/Communications/Liaison to SR PAG 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Deanne Wright
Ryerson University
PET/Communications 2019-2022, 2016-2019
David Donnelly
University of Newcastle
Secretary 2017-2018 Alternate, 2018-2021
Kelly Wilker-Draves
University of Waterloo
Board Liaison
Lidia Anderson
Central Washington University
SR Liaison

PAG - Admissions

NameTitleTerm
Dorothy Chapman
University of Waterloo
Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Clinton Lamont
Griffith University
Vice Chair/Training 2017-2020
Adam Stout
Marquette University
Track Chair 2017-2020, Alternate Member 2016-2017
Jennifer de Roaldes
University of Calgary
Track Vice Chair 2018-2021
Crystal Garvey
Northern Illinois University
Communications 2018-2019, 2014-2017, 2012-2014
Enoch Woo
California State University Chancellor's Office
Library/Listserv Monitor 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Brenda Curry-White
University of Louisville
Surveys/PET Coordinator 2018-2021
Pedro Creuheras
Universidad Panamericana
Board Liason
Maureen Knight-Burrell
Northwestern University
Board Liason

PAG - Campus Community

NameTitleTerm
Stu Churchill-Hoyer
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Chair 2017-2020, 2015-2017
Kristin Krowiorz
Fox Valley Technical College
Vice Chair 2017-2020
Stephen Brawn
Northwestern University
Communication and Education Chair 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Kee Chang
California State University Los Angeles
Track Chair - Technical & Reporting AG Liaison 2018-2021, 2017-2018 Alternate , 2013-2015 Chair, 2012-2013
Paul Steenkamp
University of Cape Town
Outreach/Marketing and Education Coordinator 2018-2021, 2017-2018 Alternate
Max Herman
University of Minnesota
Forum Monitor & PET Coordinator 2018-2021
Kirsty McConn-Palfreyman
University of Glasgow
Assistant to the Track Chair/Scribe 2018-2021
Steve Hahn
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Board Liaison

PAG - CXA

NameTitleTerm
Ellen Trantas
Bryn Mawr College
Co-Chair 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Marty Mag Uidhir
University of Newcastle
Co-Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Nicolas Laplante
Universite Laval
Co-Vice Chair 2016-2019
Frank Leber
Moody Bible Institute
Co-Vice Chair 2016-2019
Ron Babuka
Cornell University
Co-Track Chair 2017-2020
Lorne Henne
DePaul University
Co-Track Chair 2017-2020
James Imgraben
University of South Australia
Secretary 2019-2022, 2018-2019
Karen Zalud
University of Saint Thomas
PET Coordinator 2017-2020
Catherine Gregory
University of Pennsylvania
PET Coordinator 2019-2022, 2016-2019, 2015-2016
John Sauceda
Moody Bible Institute
Member 2019-2022, Appointed 2018-2019
Mark Erickson
University of Queensland
Board Liason

PAG - E-Business Suite

NameTitleTerm
Carol Houser
Oregon Health and Science University
Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Amy Albrinck Schroeder
Marquette University
Vice Chair 2018-2021, 2017-2018 Alternate
Welby Lai
California Institute of Technology
Track Chair 2017-2020, 2015-2017
Kathleen Campbell
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Vice Track Chair 2018-2021
Sue Clements
University of Virginia
Secretary/PET Coordinator 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Arun Subramanian
Southern Illinois University
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Casey Brown
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Member 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Hend Al Muftah
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Member 2018-2021
Darla Bruno
Dartmouth College
Member 2018-2021
Lisa Skinner
Stanford University
Board Liaison
Michelle Lin
California Institute of Technology
Board Liaison

PAG - Finance

NameTitleTerm
Grayson Page
Virginia Community College System
Chair 2017-2020
Keith Adams
Northwestern University
Secretary 2018-2021, 2017-2018, 2013-2016
Michelle Clark
Chapman University
Ideation (Enhancement Tracker) 2017-2020
Ann Lehew
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Communication 2017-2020
Karla Dowd
University of Missouri System
Track Chair (Budget) 2016-2019, 2013-2016
Scott Stuart
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Vice Track Chair (GL) 2016-2019, 2013-2016
Benjamin Biltz
University of Wisconsin System
Vice Track Chair (Grants) 2018-2021, 2017-2018, 2014-2017
Lisa Bass
University of Minnesota
Vice Track Chair (PTP) 2018-2021
Carole Laplante
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Member 2017-2020, 2016-2017
Urvi Patel
Emory University
Member 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Sherryl Seigfreid
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member 2018-2021
Daniel Van Der Meulen
University of South Florida System
Member 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Mikki Hall
University of Florida
Member 2018-2021
Jim Baxter
Clemson University
Member 2017-2020, 2016-2017
Natasha Stinnett
State of Tennessee
PSUG Rep
Srinivasa Ari
San Diego County Water Authority
PSUG Rep
Hilary Morris
City of Raleigh
PSUG Rep
Jo Ellen Dinucci
Boise State University
Board Liason
Barry Hudson
University of Pretoria
Board Liason
Jason Wenrick
California State University Chancellor's Office
Board Liason

PAG - Financial Aid

NameTitleTerm
Ashley Bergemann
Marquette University
Chair 2017-2020
Shawn Trauntvein
Brigham Young University
Vice-Chair 2018-2021
Dana Pawlowicz
University of Cincinnati
Conference Track Chair 2017-2020
Doneen Dawirs
California State University Chancellor's Office
Assistant Conference Track Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Daniel Labrecque
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
PET Coordinator 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Pat Woolley
University of Michigan
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021
Suzanna Wong
University of Queensland
International / Global Coordinator 2018-2021, 2017-2018
Nanci Regehr
Maricopa Community College District
Board Liaison
Mario Constantino
Oracle

PAG - HCM

NameTitleTerm
Ryan Polansky
DePaul University
Chair 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Rich Arnold
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Track Chair 2015-2017, 2017-2020
Renee V. Riley
University of Missouri System
Assistant Track Chair 2018-2021
Kelli Heiser
North Dakota University System
Listserv Monitor 2017-2019, 2014-2017
Meghan Portmann
University of Massachusetts Office of the President
Communication Coordinator 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Doug Brower
Central Washington University
Communication Coordinator 2018-2021
Esperanza Gallagher
California State University Chancellor's Office
Secretary 2018-2021
Erick Felder
Stanford University
Ideas Page/PET Coordinator 2018-2021
Jonathan Sumner
Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
Member 2018-2020
Krista Weatherford
Clackamas County, Oregon
PSUG Rep
Martha Watson
State of Montana
PSUG Rep
Wendy Chang
Miami Dade College
Board Liason
Michael Russell
Virginia Community College System
Board Liaison

PAG - Project and Change Management

NameTitleTerm
Mary-Ann Bloss
University of Arkansas
Chair 2016-2020
Charita Hampton
University of Houston System
Assistant Chair 2018-2021
Stacy Mitchell
Case Western Reserve University
Track Chair 2017-2019, Appointed 2016-2017
Lauren Shield
University of Newcastle
Assistant Track Chair 2018-2021
Normandy Roden
University of Colorado
Education Coordinator 2016-2020
Liz Medvetz
University at Albany
Communications Coordinator 2019-2022, Appointed 2018-2019, 2017-2018
Michael Humphrys
Harvard University
Secretary 2018-2020, 2017-2018
Brad Finley
Illinois Central College
Board Liaison
Derry Fong
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Board Liason

PAG - Student Financials

NameTitleTerm
Angelina Bartley
University at Albany
Chair 2018-2021
Kimberly Trout
Ohio University
Track Chair 2017-2020
Laura Stevens
State University of New York
Assistant Track Chair 2018-2021
Paul McWhorter
Harvard University
Communications 2019-2022, 2018-2019
Mary Beth Nally
Rochester Institute of Technology
Webinar 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
Chris Foster
University of North Texas
Member 2018-2021
John Hanna
Oracle
Maureen Knight-Burrell
Northwestern University
Board Liason

PAG - Student Records

NameTitleTerm
Phil Sugden
University of Derby
Chair 2017-2020, 2014-2017
Jessica Muehlberg
Harvard University
Vice Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Angie Byrd
Northern Illinois University
Track Chair 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Shayne Simpson
University of The Sunshine Coast
Assistant Track Chair 2018-2021, 2016-2017 Alternate
Denise Kelly
Queen's University Belfast
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021
Lidia Anderson
Central Washington University
PET Coordinator 2019-2022, 2016-2019
Rachael Daniel
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Secretary 2017-2020
Carolien ten Oever
University of Amsterdam
AA Liasion
Michele Thibodeau
Butler University
Board Liaison

TRAG - Technical & Reporting Advisory Group

NameTitleTerm
Paul Matthews
University of Derby
Chair 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Nikki Gaertner Eaton
University of South Australia
Vice-Chair/Integrations and Data Management Lead 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Brenda Ratliff
Duke University
Deployment and LCM Lead 2016-2019, 2013-2016
Steve Smith
University of Cambridge
Security and Privacy Lead 2018-2021, 2015-2018
Josh Harmon
Texas Christian University
RBI Work Group Lead  2016-2019
Tamara Foster
Northwestern University
Communications Coordinator 2018-2021, 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Deirdre (Dede) Young
Northern Illinois University
Vice Communications Coordinator   2018-2021
Maria Lindquist
University of Wisconsin System
Security Track Chair   2017-2020, 2014-2017
Brad Carlson
University of Minnesota
Technical Track Chair 2017-2020
Sasank Vemana
Florida State University
Technical Track Vice Chair  2019-2022, 2016-2019
Ingrid Nuttall
University of Minnesota
RBI Track Chair    2017-2020
Mihaela Cornea
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member 2017-2020
Longin Gogu
Lone Star College
Member 2017-2020
Anand Vangipuram
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Member 2017-2020, 2014-2017
Anna Kourouniotis
Duke University
Member 2018-2021
Gordon Klindt
State of Wisconsin
PSUG Rep
Kee Chang
California State University Los Angeles
Campus Community AG Liaison
Terence Houser
University of Virginia
Board Liason
Criss Laidlaw
Williams College
Board Liason

Regional Advisory Groups

NameTitleTerm
Clinton Lamont
Griffith University
Co-Chair, Program Chair N/A
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
Linda Cecere
The University of Adelaide
ANZ Regulations Coordinator 2017-2020
Liz Kitto
University of Auckland
Dedicated NZ Representative, NZ Regulations Coordinator N/A
René Oosthuysen
UNITEC Institute of Technology (New Zealand)
Dedicated NZ Representative N/A
Jonathan Peters
The Australian National University
Track Chair 2018 2015-2018
Leah Vaz
University of Southern Queensland
Librarian 2014-2020
Mark Erickson
University of Queensland
ANZ HEUG President

Election Process

Dear Members,

The HEUG AGs and TAG 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/TAG 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/TAG 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/TAG 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/TAG 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/TAG 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/TAG 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 or TAG, the N&E committee will consult with both the AG/TAG 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/TAG have some level of knowledge of/interest in the issues that involve the AG/TAG in order to vote, so eligibility to vote for a candidate for a specific AG/TAG will be restricted to those HEUG Members who have subscribed to the specific HEUG listserv related to the AG or TAG. HEUG Members will need to subscribe to the specific AG or TAG listserv by September 28, 2018.

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/TAG Advisory Group. In order to encourage access to membership in the AG/TAGs, diversity in Advisory Groups and maximum participation by institutions of the HEUG, each AG/TAG 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/TAG.

    Alternate Members are appointed to a one year term by the AG/TAG members following the conclusion of the election process and once new members have been on-boarded. All AG/TAG members who hold positions concurrent with the implementation of this new election process will be allowed to complete their terms with the AG/TAG. 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 28, 2018 to subscribe to the AG or TAG listserv. You must be subscribed to the listserv to be eligible to vote on October 8, 2018. If you are looking for more information on the AG/TAG 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,
    Jane Broad
    HEUG President