Client Advisory Board
The Client Advisory Board is part of DIGARC’s ongoing commitment to align our offerings with the needs of large, small, public, private, for-profit, two-year and four-year institutions. Members assist DIGARC in establishing priorities, developing product roadmaps, and gaining a greater understanding of higher education trends. Thank you to all for offered to serve on the 2018-19 Advisory Board. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s Client Advisory Board, please contact us.
Associate Registrar | University of Southern California
Matt Bemis is responsible for the Degree Progress Department operations for the University of Southern California, serving as the administrator over the degree audit and transfer credit applications, is USC’s NCAA continuing eligibility certification officer, manages curriculum services, and is the project lead for the electronic data interchange (EDI) initiative. He recently served as the Chair for the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee, has served as the PACRAO Program Committee Chair, serves on the PESC Board of Directors (Vice Chair), is co-chair for the PESC Education Record User Group, and is co-chair and Steering Committee member for PESC GEO Code initiative.
Associate University Registrar │ University of Pittsburgh
Jennifer Bronson started her Registrar career in the Office of the Registrar at Princeton University in 1996. She is currently Associate University Registrar at the University of Pittsburgh. She oversees the catalog publishing and the curriculum management process. Jennifer also manages the NCAA eligibility and certification of student-athletes for the University of Pittsburgh. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bucknell University and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University. Jennifer is a member of the AACRAO and MSACROA associations.
Assistant Director of Instructional Support | Grand Rapids Community College
Deb DeWent has been in administration at Grand Rapids Community College for 30 years. Her various positions have included Managing Associate to the Provost, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Business and Technical Training, Assistant in the Continuing Education Office. Deb is currently the Assistant Director of Instructional Support. She is responsible for the catalog, along with technical aspects of Acalog and Curriculog, working with faculty in maintaining updated course and program information in the catalog and web sites, and leading multiple academic projects. Deb also sits on committees such as College Action Project (CAP) sub-teams, Curriculum Operations Support Team, and the Academic Guided Pathways Oversight Team.
Director of Curriculum Coordination & Transfer Articulation | Alamo Colleges District
Christa Emig has been with the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, Texas for 19 years: 10 years as a member of the math faculty at Northwest Vista College, and 9 years at District in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Success. She taught full-time for three semesters before she was selected for “Other Duties as Assigned” including leading distance learning efforts, instructional innovation, adjunct faculty support, SACSCOC and QEP committees, assessment of student learning outcomes, eCatalog, and curriculum. In 2009, Christa crossed into District Support Operations. Her projects include all things Academic Technology (eSyllabus, eCatalog, Early Alert system, ePortfolio, and Banner 9) as well as curriculum coordination across five separately accredited institutions that all live in one Banner database.
Deputy Registrar | Purdue University
Josie Galloway taught for nearly 17 years and is currently the Deputy Registrar at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, having received her B.S. and M.S. there in 1999 and 2001, respectively. She has been in higher education for 20 years in various capacities and mostly in a leadership role within the Office of the Registrar. She is responsible for overseeing the production of the catalog, along with technical aspects of Acalog and Curriculog, working with faculty in maintaining updated course and program information in the catalog and web sites, and leading multiple academic projects. She oversees academic scheduling, exam scheduling and event scheduling. She is a member of AACRAO and IACRAO.
Associate Registrar for Curriculum, Degree Programs and Graduation | Oberlin College
AJ Maccabe is responsible for managing the software and processes that ensure that Oberlin’s official curriculum is accurate and up-to-date, and that its degree requirements are correctly presented through DegreeWorks. Prior to joining the Registrar’s Office at Oberlin, AJ worked for 20 years in information technology, implementing and supporting various applications within higher education at a variety of colleges and universities.
Curriculum Resource Specialist/Analyst | California State University, Fullerton
Ben Perez manages various stages of the curriculum workflow, systems integration, and assists with program compliance. Ben also creates and maintains reports with Curriculog API. Ben trains faculty and staff in Curriculog and Acalog. He manages the integration process established by Cal State Fullerton to extract course data from PeopleSoft and import it to Acalog. He works very closely with various departments including Admissions, Records and Registration, Scheduling, Information Technology, and many different curriculum committees to ensure that the systems are meeting the needs of the campus and complying with all system, state, and governmental policies. He is completing his Bachelor’s in Software Engineering.
Registrar and University Operations | Herzing University
Roland Rudas is currently the Senior System Registrar at Herzing University in Menomonee Falls, WI. He has been in higher education for 16 years, and is a member of AACRAO and WACRAO. Roland graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Instructional Design and Telecommunications with a minor in Computer Science, and is currently in the Master’s program at Western Governors University specializing in Data Science and Analytics. Roland is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served 4.5 years of active duty.
Executive Director of Information Technology Services and CIO | Highline College
Tim Wrye is Executive Director of Information Technology Services and CIO at Highline College in Des Moines, WA. He is responsible for all technology operations for the Seattle-area college of more than 10,000 students. He has been actively involved in Highline’s international partnerships, especially in southern Africa, China, Egypt, and most recently Indonesia. Tim has been both a Program Committee and Community Building and Mentoring Team member for EDUCAUSE regional conferences, is currently a member of the EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Program Advisory committee. He is currently Chair-Elect for the Washington Community and Technical College IT Commission and is a Steering Committee member for the WACTC ctcLink project. Tim received a BME from Pacific Lutheran University, and an M.Ed. from the University of Washington.