Board of Directors

About the HEUG Board of Directors

The HEUG is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of sixteen Directors elected by the HEUG membership, one to five Directors appointed by the HEUG President with the approval of the Board, and the Past President. Elected Directors serve for a term of three years and may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Appointed Directors serve for a term of one year and may be reappointed. The Alliance Conference Chair and is usually among the appointed Directors, if not currently serving as elected Directors.

The President of the HEUG is elected by the Board of Directors for a two-year term, and may serve at most one term as President. The remaining Officers of the Board are nominated by the President and approved by the Board, and the executive team consist of the following positions:

The President also designates one of the four Vice Presidents to serve as the Executive Vice President, who will complete the President’s term if the President is unable to and will preside over meetings in the President’s absence.

The Board is responsible for overseeing and approving nominations of members to the various Advisory Groups (AGs) and the Technical Advisory Group (TAG). Those groups are responsible for working with the HEUG membership and Oracle on issues relevant to the appropriate areas within specific products or the technological infrastructure. Those groups do much of the detailed work of the HEUG and are instrumental to the HEUG’s effectiveness. Each PAG is assigned a Board member as a liaison.

The Board also establishes a number of committees and working groups to assist in the governance and administration of the HEUG, and to address specific issues that do not fall within the purview of a particular Advisory Group or TAG. These committees usually include a mixture of Board members and others.

As Oracle continues to expand its product line via acquisitions and development, and as the community of Higher Education users of Oracle application software expands and evolves, the Board continues to review the scope of the HEUG and to propose changes in structure and governance that reflect the changing nature of the products and the organization. 

The Current Higher Education User Group Directors

Jane Broad

University of Glasgow
President 2017-2019, 2014-2017, 2011-2014
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Past President & Vice President of Administration
Steve Hahn

University of Wisconsin - Madison
2017-2020, Past President 2015-2017, President 2013-2015, 2010-2013
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Vice President of Product
Buddy Combs

Kentucky Comm. & Tech. College Sys
2016-2019 (Appointed 2014- 2016)
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Vice President of Membership & Communications
Brad Finley

Illinois Central College
2018-2021, 2015-2018
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Executive Vice President of Community Development
Jason Wenrick

California State University Chancellor's Office
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Vice President of Technology
Terence Houser

University of Virginia
2018-2021, Appointed 2017-2018, 2014-2017
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Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Dan Youngblood

Indiana University
Appointed 2017-2020 & 2014-2017
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Mark Erickson

University of Queensland
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Alliance 2018 Conference Chair
Cathy Thompson

University of Florida
Alliance Conference Chair 2017-2018, Alliance Program Chair 2016-2017
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Board Member - Asia HEUG Rep
Jaime Caro

University of the Philippines
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Board Member - EMEA Rep
Barry Hudson

University of Pretoria
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Baccalaureate Granting Colleges and Universities (4yr and above)
Maureen Knight-Burrell

Northwestern University
2016-2019, 2013-2016, Appointed 2011-2013
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Board Member - Appointed
Criss Laidlaw

Williams College
Appointed 2017-2018, Full Term 2014-2017, Full Term 2011-2014
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Latin America Representative - Appointed
Marco Paludo

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
Appointed 2017-2018
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2-year Community, Technical and equivalent international colleges
Nanci Regehr

Maricopa Community College District
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Young Professional Group Representative - Appointed
Samuel Shunk

University of Miami
Appointed 2017-2018 & 2016-2017
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EBS Representative
Lisa Skinner

Stanford University
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Small College Representative
Michele Thibodeau

Butler University
2017-2020 Past Conference Chair 2016-2017, Alliance Conference Chair 2015-2016, Alliance Program Chair 2014-2015
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2-year Community, Technical and equivalent international colleges
Michael Russell

Virginia Community College System
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E-Business Suites Representative
Michelle Lin

California Institute of Technology
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Canada Representative - Appointed
Kelly Wilker-Draves

University of Waterloo
Appointed 2017-2018
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Assistant Treasurer
Deborah Mero

University of Michigan
Appointed 2017-2018, Appointed 2016-2017, Appointed 2015-2016, Appointed 2014-2015, 2011-2014, 2008-2011
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Executive Director
Lew Conner

Higher Education User Group

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Deputy Executive Director
Brittany Moon

Higher Education User Group

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Incoming Executive Director
Scott Balthazor

Higher Education User Group

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HEUG Update

Town Hall Meeting 8.17.16

Online video presentations, are possible due to the support of our online vendor partners. Special thanks to our platinum partners:

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