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Client Advisory Board

Our Client Advisory Board (CAB) helps us shape our products and services by representing our partner institutions' needs and concerns. Learn more about our current CAB members!

Angela Zielinski

Manager of Academic Operations, Bryant & Stratton College

Angela coordinates and leads scheduling efforts and registration activities across 20 campuses. As Manager of Academic Operations, she provides training and best practices to the campus registrars and ensures data accuracy in the student information systems. She provides operational support, data reporting, and directly oversees the implementation of new systems. Her focus is primarily to ensure scheduling efficiencies across the College.

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Angela Goodwin

Senior Assistant Registrar, Point Park University

Angela has worked at Point Park University since 2015. As the Senior Assistant Registrar, Angela uses Astra Schedule to assign all classrooms to each section every semester. Angela frequently collaborates with the Vice President of Operations, Director of Conference and Event Services, and the Provost on all university spaces and academic scheduling changes. Angela holds a BA and MBA from Point Park University. Also, she serves on her Alumni Association Board and as a part-time instructor for the School of Communication.

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Brett Thomas

Manager of Scheduling, University of Arizona

Health Sciences Brett is the Manager of Scheduling for the University of Arizona Health Sciences. He and his team are the system administrators for Astra Schedule and provide campus support for the application. For the past six years, he has worked to enhance scheduling practices, analyze trends, and provide robust reporting for both the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and Tucson Health Sciences in Arizona.

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Cheri Maea

Registrar/Director of Enrollment Services, Germanna Community College

After honorably serving in the Army, Cheri pursued higher education. She completed a BS in Business Administration and an MBA. She quickly determined that her passions lay in higher education and completed an Education Specialist Degree with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership. Cheri is responsible for training and coordinating platform changes in student information and advising sessions, including Ad Astra, at two different colleges. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education.

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Gayle Gordon

Associate Registrar, University of Manitoba

As an Associate Registrar at the University of Manitoba, Gayle oversees course scheduling, classroom assignment, registration, fees, student records, grading, and operational reporting. She leads a team that provides functional oversight, Banner system administration and support, and end-user support for Astra Schedule. She sits on a variety of university committees, including several project boards for implementing and upgrading enterprise systems.

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Jill Loveless

Provost, West Virginia Northern Community College

Jill leads all credit and non-credit academic areas, including degree and certificate programs, library services, distance education, and academic support services. She managed the implementation of Ad Astra and continues to work with the Academic Affairs leadership team in scheduling and implementing additional features of the software, such as align and momentum year. She serves on the President’s Cabinet, connecting academic areas to all other areas of the college in making institutional decisions.

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John Montgomery

Chief Information Technology Officer, Madonna University

John specializes in IT strategy and advisory services, particularly in the areas of cyber-security, enterprise strategy, IT governance, and project portfolio management. John is able to fill CIO, CTO, or CISO roles as required for higher education organizations. John has created NIST standard based security policies, strategies, and roadmaps for multiple organizations. He also has experience in ensuring compliance with PCI, HIPAA, and Sarbanes-Oxley. His information technology knowledge and background span multiple industries, with the last nine years exclusively focused on higher education.

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Kara Bosch

Director, Financial Information Systems and Business Intelligence Solutions, Central Piedmont Community College

Kara is currently the Director of Financial Information Systems and Business Intelligence Solutions at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she has worked since 2002. Kara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and History as well as an MBA, Master’s in Technology Management. Additionally, Kara has served as a part-time faculty member for the Business and Accounting Department at Central Piedmont Community College since 2010.

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Kale Braden

Associate Vice President of Instruction and Enrollment Management, American River

College Kale has been the point-person for the campus through the implementation of Astra Schedule and Platinum Analytics. He has led the college initiative to write a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan to focus schedule development goals upon the efficient use of college resources and provide the courses that students need to meet their goals.

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Kelly Sparrow

Academic Scheduling Coordinator, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kelly oversees the college's catalog, maintaining courses and program requirements in multiple software systems. She is also responsible for creating the college's academic calendar and reviewing the class schedule for registration and regulatory compliance. In collaboration with the Events Office, Kelly shares college-wide Astra Schedule administrative responsibilities.

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Kristina Leonard

Associate Director of Scheduling Services, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Kristina oversees the team responsible for academic and event scheduling at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Kristina was the driving force behind Astra Schedule’s implementation, as well as the creation and development of a front-end interface for clients. Using API in partnership with Wharton Computing, she and her team created a dynamic request portal for client space requests. They have also developed a unique workflow that connects client requests and communications to the reservation number within Astra Schedule.

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Luke Ling

Senior Application Developer, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Luke serves as the technology solutions partner to Wharton Operations Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Together with Wharton Operations, he and his team have developed and maintained a custom front end for users to submit space requests to Astra Schedule via API; submit class tech requests to the Class Tech team’s salesforce instance. Luke also authors custom reports in Crystal and Wharton’s own reporting software.

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Max Arb

Manager of Campus Operations, Osceola Campus at Valencia College

Max is the Manager of Campus Operations on the Osceola Campus at Valencia College, serving over 12,000 students each semester. He manages campus-wide scheduling for degree-seeking programs, continuing education, and internal/external events while coordinating with college-wide liaisons. Utilizing Ad Astra, he analyzes facility usage and enrollment data to help make recommendations. Ad Astra has played a significant role in helping communications among college partners, becoming more energy-efficient, and improving the schedule for both students and staff.

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Stephen DiFilipo

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Millersville University

For the past 20+ years, Stephen has been in executive leadership roles as vice president and CIO in colleges and universities, providing strategic planning, thought leadership, and operational oversight. His vision for advancing the technology ecosystem has encompassed early adoption of "the cloud," blockchain credentialing, engaging learning resources, BYOD, mobile and digital technologies, and social media. At Millersville, Stephen is developing strategic planning that infuses technology throughout the university. His recent appointment is intended to deliver exceptional differentiated experiences for students, faculty, staff, campus community, and region.

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Terri Taylor

Associate Registrar, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Terri oversees all of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s course scheduling, registration, and student records. She also leads the Systems Team, which provides functional oversight of the SIS and related computer systems used by the Office of the Registrar. This may include implementing new enterprise systems, keeping up-to-date with version upgrades, and leading projects that improve processes and extend functionality.

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Terri Vogel

Registrar, Northwest Missouri State University

Terri coordinates and leads a team of six professionals responsible for academic catalog, calendar, schedule, enrollment, transcripts, records, and verification of degrees. She was part of the implementation team for Astra Schedule in 2009 and was committed to utilizing data as a decision driver. As Registrar, Terri is an active participant on university committees such as Academic Petitions, Curriculum and Degree Requirements, and Provost’s Council. She currently serves as the President of the Missouri Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for 2020-21.

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Victoria Bobo

Associate Dean for Instructional Operations and Career and Technical Education Director, Arapahoe Community College

Victoria is an educator, administrator, and mentor with experience teaching adult learners and leading education teams. As the CTE Director, Ms. Bobo ensures CTE compliance with state policies and guidelines and ensures grant funds are used strategically to benefit CTE students and programs. In her operational role, she works with her team to oversee schedule production, catalog updates, faculty payroll processing, academic plans, and event management at the college.

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