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
Carolien ten Oever
University of Amsterdam
Chair 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Kelly Wilker-Draves
University of Waterloo
Vice Chair/Liaison to SR PAG 2015-2018
John Campbell
Duke University
Track Chair 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Nancy Fawver
George Fox University
Assistant Track Chair 2015-2018
Nancy Umphres
California State University Chancellor's Office
Issue Tracker Coordinator 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Deanne Wright
Ryerson University
Communications Coordinator 2016-2019
Tiffany Wendt
Texas Christian University
Secretary 2016-2019
Steve Hahn
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Board Liaison

PAG - Admissions

NameTitleTerm
Crystal Garvey
Northern Illinois University
Chair 2014-2017, 2012-2014
Dorothy Chapman
University of Waterloo
Vice Chair 2015-2018
James Brown
University of Glasgow
Survey Coordinator 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Enoch Woo
California State University System-Wide
Librarian & Listserv Monitor 2016-2019
Judy Bauman
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Track Chair 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Ravi Settipalle
Coppin State University
Communication Rep/ Training Liaison 2016-2019
Matthew Glover
University of Colorado
Assistant Track Chair/ Enhancement Tracker 2015-2018
Adam Stout
Marquette University
Alternate Member 2016-2017, 2017-2020
Scott Munson
University of Colorado
Board Liaison
Samuel Shunk
University of Miami
Board Liaison

PAG - Budgeting

NameTitleTerm
Karla Dowd
University of Missouri System
Chair 2016-2019, 2013-2016
Levita Goodwin
University of Chicago
Vice Chair/ Communications Coordinator 2015-2018
Brendan Lehane
Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
Track Chair (appointed to fill term) 2014-2017
Carole Laplante
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Alternate Member 2017-2020; 2016-2017
Marc Aiello
Virginia Commonwealth University
Alternate Member 2016-2017
Jim Baxter
Clemson University
Alternate Member 2016-2017, 2017-2020
Harish Venkataperumal
Columbia University
Member 2016-2019
Maureen Knight-Burrell
Northwestern University
Board Liaison

PAG - Campus Community

NameTitleTerm
Stephen Brawn
Northwestern University
Chair 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Eimear Nelis
Queen's University Belfast
Vice Chair 2014-2018
Stu Churchill-Hoyer
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Communications Coordinator 2015-2017, 2017-2020
Annik Gelineau
Universite de Montreal
Track Chair 2015-2018
Jennifer Bayless
Missouri University of Science and Technology
CSEVIS Forum Monitor 2015-2018
Max Herman
University of Minnesota
CC Forum Monitor 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Rick Manning
Sir Sandford Fleming College
PET Coordinator 2015-2017
Michelle Zasada
University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Assistant Track Chair 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Steve Hahn
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Board Liaison

PAG - Contributor Relations

NameTitleTerm
Tilly Garnett
Cornell University
Chair 2014-2017, 2011-2014, 2010-2011
Ellen Trantas
Bryn Mawr College
Vice Chair 2016-2019
Catherine Gregory
University of Pennsylvania
Track Chair (appointed to fill term) 2015-2016, 2016-2019
Nicolas Laplante
Universite Laval
Product Enhancement Tracker 2016-2019
Pam Sutcliffe
Federation University Australia
Communications Coordinator 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Kathy Jacobson
Bellevue University
Secretary 2016-2019, 2013-2016, 2012-2013, 2011-2012
Rick Campbell
Anderson University
Member 2014-2017, 2013-2014, 2011-2013
Scott Munson
University of Colorado
Board Liaison

PAG - CRM

NameTitleTerm
Greg Kyle
Vanderbilt University
Chair 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Marty Mag Uidhir
University of Newcastle
Vice Chair 2015-2018
Susan Berry
Florida State University
Track Chair 2015-2016, 2016-2019
Tracey Robey
University of Derby
Vice Track Chair 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Jason Koziara
DePaul University
Secretary 2014-2017, 2011-2014
Frank Leber
Moody Bible Institute
Member 2016-2019
Mark Erickson
University of Queensland
Board Liaison
Brian Haugabrook
Valdosta State University
Member 2016-2019

PAG - E-Business Suite

NameTitleTerm
Casey Brown
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Chair 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Carol Houser
Oregon Health and Science University
Vice Chair 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Welby Lai
California Institute of Technology
Track Chair 2015-2017, 2017-2020
Lisa Skinner
Stanford University
Board Liaison
Sue Clements
University of Virginia
Secretary 2016-2019
Joshua Van Nuys
The George Washington University
PET Coordinator 2015-2018
Arun Subramanian
Southern Illinois University
Communications Coordinator 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Anne Duffy
Rockefeller University
Liaison to TAG 2014-2017, 2011-2014
Randy Durante
Stanford University
Cloud Monitoring Group 2015-2018
Ariel Betan
University of the Philippines
Member 2015-2018
Cyndie Winrow
San Diego State University
Board Liaison/Secretary

PAG - General Ledger

NameTitleTerm
Jared Shields
Northwestern University
Chair 2015-2018, 2012-2015
Scott Stuart
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Vice Chair 2013-2016, 2016-2019
Tammy Cortes
Lone Star College
Track Chair 2015-2018, 2012-2015
Sherry Adams
University of Florida
Communications Coordinator 2015-2018
Reda Bernoussi
University of Texas at Dallas
Assistant Track Chair 2014-2017
Jing Li
Case Western Reserve University
Product Enhancement Tracker/Liaison to SF PAG 2015-2018
Clyde Phillips
State of Tennessee
PSUG Rep
Jason Wenrick
Sonoma State University
Board Liaison

PAG - Financial Aid

NameTitleTerm
Jessica Holler
DePaul University
Chair 2015-2018, 2014-2015, 2007-2010
Andrea Cipolla
University of Maryland, University College
Vice Chair 2015-2018
Doneen Dawirs
California State University Chancellor's Office
Conference Track Chair/ SF Advisory Group Liaison 2015-2018
Vic Goldberg
University of Colorado
PET/ Webinar Coordinator 2015-2018
Daniel Labrecque
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Vice Conference Track Chair 2016-2019
Shareen Thewke
University of Nebraska
Communications Coordinator 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Suzanna Wong
University of Queensland
SR Advisory Group Liaison 2015-2017
Nanci Regehr
Maricopa Community College District
Board Liaison

PAG - Grants, Contracts & Billing

NameTitleTerm
Tracy Okamura
University of California, Berkeley
Chair 2015-2018
Daniel Van Der Meulen
University of South Florida System
Vice Chair 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Michelle Kevelin
University of Minnesota
Track Chair 2015-2018, 2012-2015
Urvi Patel
Emory University
Assistant Track Chair 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Bridget Montour
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Security/ Librarian 2015-2018
Stephanie Wright
Lone Star College
Communications Representative 2015-2018
Srinivasa Ari
San Diego County Water Authority
PSUG Rep
Buddy Combs
Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
Board Liaison

PAG - HRMS

NameTitleTerm
Gregory Stanis
University of Missouri System
Chair 2016-2019; 2013-2016
Elizabeth Earl
Northwestern University
Vice Chair 2016-2019; 2013-2016
Mike Gollmar
University of Wisconsin System
Member 2014-2017
Ryan Polansky
DePaul University
Track Chair 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Erica Zuniga
California State University Chancellor's Office
Assistant Track Chair/Communications (Backup) 2015-2018
Rich Arnold
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Product Enhancement Tracker 2015-2017, 2017-2020
Agustin Ruiz
Santa Clara University
Communications Coordinator 2015-2018
Meghan Portmann
University of Massachusetts Office of the President
Listserv Monitor 2015-2018
Joseph DeMaio
Thomas Jefferson University
Secretary 2014-2017
Kelli Heiser
North Dakota University System
Listserv Monitor (Backup) 2014-2017
Cindy Martin
Stanford University
Member 2015-2018, 2012-2015, 2011-2012
Steven Thompson
University of Rhode Island
Member 2014-2017
Sarit Chakravarty
Ohio State University
Member 2015-2018
Krista Weatherford
Clackamas County, Oregon
PSUG Rep
Martha Watson
State of Montana
PSUG Rep
Jason Wenrick
Sonoma State University
Board Liaison

PAG - Oracle Student System (OSS)

NameTitleTerm

PAG - Procurement to Pay

NameTitleTerm
Bobbi Walker
University of Missouri System
Chair 2015-2018
Joseph Goplin
North Dakota University System
Vice Chair 2015-2018
Benjamin Biltz
University of Wisconsin System
Track Chair 2014-2017
Randall Henry
Northwestern University
Assistant Communication Coordinator/Cross AG Rep to GL 2014-2017
Ken Hall
University Of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
Scribe 2014-2017
Michelle Norton
California State University System-Wide
Assistant Enhancement Tracker Coordinator 2014-2017
Nadeem Zaidi
University of Michigan
Communications Coordinator/Cloud Working Group Rep 2017-2020; 2014-2017
Carin Hutchins
Lone Star College
Assistant Scribe 2014-2017
Debi Williams
Florida State University
Enhancement Tracker Coordinator/ Cross AG Rep to GCB 2015-2018
Terry Park
Columbia University
Alternate Member/ Cross AG Rep to EBS 2016-2017
Eric Burkland
San Diego County Water Authority
PSUG Rep/ KK Working Group Rep (Encumbrance Issues)
Jaime Caro
University of the Philippines
Board Liaison
Cyndie Winrow
San Diego State University
Board Liaison

PAG - Project and Change Management

NameTitleTerm
Stacy Mitchell
Case Western Reserve University
Chair Appointed 2016-2018
Cheri McEntee
Syracuse University
Vice Chair Appointed 2016-2018
Mary-Ann Bloss
University of Arkansas
Communications Coordinator 2016-2019
Sashni Chetty
University of Cape Town
Secretary Appointed 2016-2018
Normandy Roden
University of Colorado
Education Coordinator 2016-2019
Brad Finley
Illinois Central College
Board Liaison

PAG - Reporting

NameTitleTerm
Jeff Elliott
University of Missouri System
Chair 2015-2018
Elisabetta Zodeiko
Princeton University
Vice Chair/ Liaison to TAG 2015-2018
Lee Dreger
MacEwan University
Track Chair 2014-2017
Milap Sharma
University of Colorado
PET Coordinator 2015-2018, 2012-2015
Byron Menchion
Florida State University
Liaison to Budget 2014-2017, 2011-2014
Annette Lagman
University of the Philippines
Assistant Track Chair/ Liaison to SF 2015-2018
Addis Crooks-Jones
New York University
Communications Coordinator/ Liaison to SR 2015-2017
Criss Laidlaw
Williams College
Board Liaison

PAG - Student Financials

NameTitleTerm
Nicole Louie
California State University Chancellor's Office
Chair 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Audrey Emaus
New York University
Vice Chair 2016-2019
John Hanna
University of Colorado
Track Chair 2015-2018
Mary Beth Nally
Rochester Institute of Technology
Product Enhancement Tracker 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Dina Adkins
Indiana University
Assistant Track Chair 2017-2018; 2016-2017
Pauline Haughey
Queen's University Belfast
Communications Coordinator 2016-2018, 2014-2016
Bonnie Raper
Boise State University
Secretary 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Buddy Combs
Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
Board Liaison 2016-2019
Nanci Regehr
Maricopa Community College District
Board Liaison

PAG - Student Records

NameTitleTerm
Phil Sugden
University of Derby
Chair 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Jessica Muehlberg
Harvard University
Vice Chair/ Track Chair 2015-2018
Angie Byrd
Northern Illinois University
Assistant Track Chair/Liaison to SF PAG 2015-2018
Sun Jamerson
Lorain County Community College
Secretary 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Paula Leadon
Queen's University Belfast
Communications Coordinator 2015-2018
Patrick Sullivan
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Listserv Monitor 2015-2017, 2014-2015
Lidia Anderson
Central Washington University
PET Tracker 2016-2019
Shayne Simpson
University of The Sunshine Coast
Alternate Member 2016-2017
Gayle King
University of Houston System
Board Liaison
Michelle Fraser
MacEwan University
Alternate Member 2016-2017

TAG - Technical Advisory Group

NameTitleTerm
Brenda Ratliff
Duke University
Chair 2013-2016, 2016-2019
Steve Smith
University of Cambridge
Vice Chair 2015-2018
Jason Armbruster
University of Colorado
Technical Track Chair 2014-2017
Tamara Foster
Northwestern University
Communications Coordinator 2015-2018, 2014-2015
Maria Lindquist
University of Wisconsin - Extension
Security Track Chair/Security Working Group Lead 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Paul Matthews
University of Derby
Lifecycle Managment Working Group Lead 2017-2020, 2014-2017, 2013-2014
Josh Harmon
Texas Christian University
Security Track Vice Chair 2016-2019
Anand Vangipuram
University of Wisconsin - Madison
User Experience Working Group Lead 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Brian McRae
University of Michigan
Cloud Working Group Lead 2014-2017
Kurt Schneider
City of Raleigh
PSUG Rep
Sasank Vemana
Florida State University
Technical Track Vice Chair 2016-2019
Chian Chun Lai
National University of Singapore
Member 2015-2018
Robert Lawson
Lone Star College
Member 2015-2018
Cory Schanzenbach
North Dakota University System
Member 2015-2018
Nikki Gaertner Eaton
University of South Australia
Member (appointed to fill term) 2015-2018
Terence Houser
University of Virginia
Board Liaison

Regional Advisory Groups

NameTitleTerm
Clinton Lamont
Griffith University
Co-Chair N/A
Shayne Simpson
University of The Sunshine Coast
Co-Chair, Program Chair N/A
Suzanna Wong
University of Queensland
Outgoing Co-Chair 2017
Matt Barton
University of South Australia
2015-2018
Rim El Kadi
The Australian National University
2015-2018
Liz Kitto
University of Auckland
Dedicated NZ Representative, NZ Regulations Coordinator N/A
Alison Krishnadas
RMIT University
Communications Liaison 2011-2017
Jason McIntyre
University of The Sunshine Coast
Track Chair 2017 2010-2019
René Oosthuysen
UNITEC Institute of Technology (New Zealand)
Dedicated NZ Representative N/A
Jonathan Peters
The Australian National University
Assistant Track Chair 2017 2015-2018
Renee Picton
University of Newcastle
AUS Regulations Coordinator 2014-2017
Leah Vaz
University of Southern Queensland
Librarian 2014-2017
Mark Erickson
University of Queensland
ANZ HEUG President

Election Process

Dear Members,

The HEUG PAGs 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 PAG/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 PAG/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 PAG/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 PAG/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 PAG/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 PAG/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 PAG or TAG, the N&E committee will consult with both the PAG/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 PAG/TAG have some level of knowledge of/interest in the issues that involve the PAG/TAG in order to vote, so eligibility to vote for a candidate for a specific PAG/TAG will be restricted to those HEUG Members who have subscribed to the specific HEUG listserv related to the PAG or TAG. HEUG Members will need to subscribe to the specific PAG or TAG listserv by October 9, 2016.

    Please click on the PAG or TAG below to subscribe to the listserv (you must click on the “subscribe to topic” button):

    Reporting & Business Intelligence

    Technical Advisory Group

    The candidate(s) with the greatest number of weighted votes in each Advisory Group category will be elected to the PAG/TAG Advisory Group. In order to encourage access to membership in the PAG/TAGs, diversity in Advisory Groups and maximum participation by institutions of the HEUG, each PAG/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 PAG/TAG.

    Alternate Members are appointed to a one year term by the PAG/TAG members following the conclusion of the election process and once new members have been on-boarded. All PAG/TAG members who hold positions concurrent with the implementation of this new election process will be allowed to complete their terms with the PAG/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 October 9, 2016 to subscribe to the PAG or TAG listserv. You must be subscribed to the listserv to be eligible to vote on October 10, 2016. If you are looking for more information on the PAG/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,

    Mario Berry
    HEUG President