Leslie Gardner

University of Wisconsin - Madison

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University of Wisconsin - Madison



I am a PeopleSoft professional with over 12 years of experience working in Higher Education.  I worked at Northwestern University as a Business Systems Analyst where I quickly learned PeopleCode working on PeopleSoft's Candidate Gateway and Talent Acquisition Manager.  For the past 9 years, I have worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison on Campus Solutions where I gained a broad array of experience as a PeopleSoft Developer and implemented dozens of high profile campus projects for the University's Student Information System.  I was also the Project Management service team lead for our department where we standardized project management practices and developed a project prioritization process to help the department focus on strategic initiatives. 

As a PeopleSoft developer who was passionate about customizing less and exploring new product features, I successfully worked with functional users to implement such PeopleTools features as Integration Broker web services, Communication Generation, Data Migration Workbench, Notification Framework, Connected Query, BI Publisher, PeopleSoft Test Framework, Activity Guides and Work Centers.


As a PeopleSoft Administrator, I was responsible for administering PeopleSoft Campus Solutions environments for several campuses which amounted to over 15 web servers,  5 application servers and configuring over 20 PIA Domains. I worked with PUM and DPKs to perform PeopleTools Upgrades and applied server patches for Oracle Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) I worked with software developers across multiple campuses and resolved many complex, technical issues. Stood up new PeopleSoft environments and resolved issues with integrations into and out of PeopleSoft. 

In my current role as the Student Cloud Administrator, I am working on an initiative  with Continuing Ed to implement the Student Management Student Cloud product.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Early Adopter of the product and we are working with Oracle, along with our Implementation partner, to help design the product.