Michael Rivera
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Montgomery County Community College

Dr. Michael Rivera serves as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Montgomery County Community College  is a comprehensive community college and serves approximately 15,000 students at two campuses.  Selected for this role in 2012, Dr. Rivera provides leadership for various academic divisions as well as managing assessment, budget develop, college/university partnerships, policy development and other operational areas.  Prior to joining  Montgomery County Community College, Dr. Rivera served in leadership positions including dean, department manager, program coordinator, faculty member, and adjunct faculty at Black Hawk College,  Ivy Tech Community College and Taylor University, and has served as an evaluator for accreditation organizations.  Dr. Rivera has an extensive background in developing and implementing training and education partnerships between employers, educational institutions, business associations, and community/economic development groups.  Dr. Rivera has focused on building partnerships within the community and leading change on campus.  Dr. Rivera received a Doctorate of Philosophy from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana and a Master of Science degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.                         


Jeff Rhodes, Ed.D. Jeff Rhodes, Ed.D.
President, Ad Astra Client Advisory Board
University Registrar, The University of Texas - Pan American

Jeff Rhodes is currently the University Registrar at The University of Texas-Pan American, the third-largest Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the United States.  Dr. Rhodes’ career has spanned two decades of service across the student services spectrum, with direct experience in the registrar’s office, admissions, recruiting, financial aid, and course scheduling.  He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the graduate Higher Education program at Wayland Baptist University, teaching courses such as Administration, The Community College, Legal Aspects of Higher Education, Research, and Strategic Planning.  His research has included transfer issues, social capital, and enrollment decisions of students at HSIs.    Dr. Rhodes is passionate about helping students accomplish their goals, and he enjoys time with family, good coffee, intriguing books, travel, and golf.

Phone: 956.665.3109


Tim SnellenbergerTim Snellenberger 
Technology Coordinator, Registrar's Office
Central Michigan University

Tim retired from Central Michigan University with Emeritus status as the Associate Director of Information Technology – Operations in 2003. In December 2004, he re-joined the ranks at CMU in the Registrar's Office as their Technology Coordinator. CMU is a school that enrolls 27,000 on campus in Mount Pleasant as well as throughout numerous off-campus locations in US.  Tim is the systems administrator for the Astra Schedule installation on the CMU campus, and is actively involved as an Astra Schedule beta tester. His Astra Schedule goals include upgrading to version 7.5 in 2012 and expanding its utilization.  Additional responsibilities include maintaining all aspects of the department's workstations, Registrar's Subject Matter Expert for Perceptive Software Imagenow, systems administrator for the OpenText Alchemy imaging system; he also provides technical support for SAP's SLCM student information system.

Tim is actively involved in community service. He currently serves on the Funds Allocation Committee of the Isabella County United Way, has served on the Board of Directors and was Board President from 2006 to 2009. He is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service award.

Phone: 989.774.7230


Hannah King Hannah King
Academic Scheduling Coordinator, Office of the Registrar
Baylor University

Hannah joined Baylor University, a school of 15,000 students located in Waco, Texas, in 2010. Hannah is currently working to implement Astra Schedule on Baylor’s campus. Responsibilities relating to Hannah’s position include training faculty and staff across campus on the Astra system, working with departments to create and verify preference sets, customizing and designing reports, providing support to all users on campus, and verifying the accuracy of all data in Astra Schedule. In addition to her Astra responsibilities, Hannah assists with student registration, classroom and exam scheduling, and commencement preparation.

Phone: 254.710.8827



Amanda Vásquez Amanda Vásquez
Associate Registrar
University of Texas at El Paso

Amanda Vásquez earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She currently serves as Associate Registrar at UTEP, overseeing scheduling, management of the course catalog, and office activities related to UTEP’s student information system. Previously, she served as Curriculum and Academic Reports Coordinator in the Office of the Provost, managing selected accreditation reports, new program proposals, and curriculum revisions; and serving as a contact for internal and external units including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), The University of Texas System, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UTEP’s Enrollment Services, and UTEP’s Undergraduate Studies. Due to her work with Sungard Higher Education’s Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning (CAPP) degree audit tool in the Banner Student Information System, Ms. Vásquez was asked to serve on Sungard’s CAPP Steering Committee in 2011. She also serves on Ad Astra’s Client Advisory Board. Prior to her career at UTEP, Ms. Vásquez was a teacher in the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, Texas.

Astra Client Advisory Board Members

Stewart Becnel
Technical Manager/Director of Facilities
Loyola University New Orleans College
of Music & Fine Arts
Tony Pezzella
Director of Academic Services
ECPI University
Monique Anderson
Associate Dean & University Registrar
University of Tennessee
Jeff Rhodes, Ed.D.
President, Ad Astra CAB
University Registrar
University of Texas-Pan American 
Abraham George
VP Technology, Ad Astra CAB
Chief Information Officer
Columbus State University
Colette Gannaway
Administrative Analyst, Academic & Events
Scheduling, Instructional Space Management
San Diego Sate University
Tony Honeycutt
President-Elect, Ad Astra CAB
Somerset Community College
Neil Marnoch
University of Manitoba
Steve Horvath
Associate VP of Academic Affairs
Howard Community College
Tim Snellenberger
Technology Coordinator
Central Michigan University
Hannah King
VP Events, Ad Astra CAB
Academic Scheduling Coordinator 
Baylor University
Jessica Steenbergen
Scheduling Applications Coordinator
Western Kentucky University
Susan Leigh
VP Academics & Strategic Initiatives, Ad Astra CAB
Associate VP Enrollment Management & Marketing
DePaul University
Holly Swart
Associate Registrar
North Carolina State University
Bob Quinney
System DBA/Admin
University of Minnesota
Amanda Vásquez
Associate Registrar
University of Texas at El Paso
Joe Papari
Dir. of Enrollment Services for
Student Systems & Technology
Southern Methodist University
Walter Redden
Student Union Event Coordinator
Northwest Missouri State University
Michael Rivera
Assistant VP for Academic Affairs
Montgomery County Community College
David Timoney
Associate Registrar for Communications
& Publications
University of Kentucky

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