This conference is about connecting. Not only do we have more than 40 breakout sessions, you’ll also have opportunities for hands-on training, 1-on-1 time with Ad Astra staff, and plenty of fun networking events!
Please join other higher education leaders from across the country for an Aspire ’17 Pre-Conference Workshop facilitated by Achieving the Dream and Ad Astra Information Systems.
Allen Cole III assumed the role of University Registrar at Northern Kentucky University on Jan. 1, 2016. During his first year at NKU, a campus-wide upgrade implementation to the newer 7.5.14 version of Astra Schedule was achieved to aid with classroom usage and event scheduling.
Prior to NKU, Allen has 30 years of higher education experience in the Enrollment Management areas of registrar, financial aid, admission, VA certifying, data reporting and analysis, along with implementation of student systems and degree-audit modules. Teaching and tutoring mathematics as an adjunct instructor has been an additional role. He has been very active in professional associations and conferences.
Michelle Bright is a Business Analyst for Indiana University and is the primary point of contact for Ad Astra users on all eight campuses in the IU system. Michelle’s job responsibilities range from setting up customers, providing training, supporting Registrars, troubleshooting issues, and reporting.
Overall, Michelle has worked at Indiana University for 13 years in both academic/student support and technology service areas. Michelle has a Master’s Degree in Information Science from Indiana University with an interest in human-computer interaction, information architecture, and business systems analysis.
Vicky Bond is the Director of Scheduling & Conference Services at The University of Texas at Tyler. She began her career there in 2007 scheduling both events and academics. In 2015 she accepted the position of Director of UT Tyler’s new event management office where she strives to provide a creative, efficient one-stop shop for event scheduling.
Vicky has developed event request forms, webpage video tutorials, and event scheduling guidelines to help campus and community users better understand event scheduling procedures. She does annual campus-wide training as well as one-on-one and departmental trainings.
For UT Tyler’s service departments, she has developed resources, created reports, and set up notifications via workflow that equip these departments with all event information, resulting in more seamless events. In addition, report subscriptions are a vital part to successful events at UT Tyler.
Vicky works with the President’s office and departments throughout the campus community to help facilitate successful events through coordination of facility reservations, logistics, support services, and quality customer service.