2014 TACCBO Annual ConferenceGalveston Island Convention Center Hotel, Spa & Conference CenterJune 17-20, 2014

Special thanksto our 2014 Co-hosts,College of the Mainlandand Galveston College2

TACCBO 2014 Conference AgendaSchedule of EventsTuesday June 17 Location10am-4pm Public Funds Investment Act TrainingPFM Staff, PFM Asset Management LLC1pm-6pm RegistrationTote bags provided by RBC Capital MarketsNeck Wallet Lanyards provided by Herring Bank Host CommitteeOfficers and Volunteers Polo Shirts Provided by OracleCrystal Salon B & CPre Function Area Ballroom C4pm-9pm Exhibitor Move InExhibit Hall BWednesday June 187am-5pm RegistrationPre Function Area First Floor7am-8am BreakfastBallroom B8am-8:30am Welcome, etc.Josette Shaughnessy, Dr. Beth Lewis, Dr. Myles SheltonEl Paso Community College, College of the Mainland, Galveston CollegeBallroom A8am-10am General Keynote SessionJoe Bontke, US Equal Opportunity Employment CommissionShould I Divulge My Disability in the Age of Google?10am-10:40am Exhibits and Business Partner BreakBallroom AExhibit Hall B10:40am-11:30am Concurrent Session 11-1 Healthy High Performance CleaningDave Prewitt, Richard Rodriguez, Rob Kohlhagen,McLemore Building Maintenance, Inc.1-2 Student Disbursement Cards-Herring Bank Customer FocusDave Riggs, Herring Bank1-3 Student Disbursement Cards-Higher One Customer FocusKathy Woods, Higher One1-4 Purchasing; Best Practices for Communicating Purchasing Laws and RegulationsDennis Churchwell, South Plains CollegeHarborGalleon IGalleon IIGalleon III11:40am-12:30pm Concurrent Session 22-1 Birds of a Feather-ColleaguePat Disbrow, Dallas County Community College District2-2 Birds of a Feather-BannerSarah VanCleef, Tyler Junior College2-3 Birds of a Feather-POISE and Jenzabar EXDuane McNaney, Kilgore College2-4 Birds of a Feather-PeoplesoftDiane Novak, Lonestar College2-5 Purchasing; Purchasing CooperativesCharles Oberrender, Texas Association of Community CollegesDuff Erholtz, National Joint Powers AllianceHarborGalleon IGalleon IIYachtGalleon III12:30pm-4:30pm On Your Own Free Time4:30pm-6:30pm Business Partner Reception3Exhibit Hall B

Thursday June 19 Location7am-8am Breakfast8am-8:50am Concurrent Session 3Ballroom B3-1 Texas Water Report: Going Deeper for the SolutionCory Chandler, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts3-2 Roundtable Discussion: Grant Accounting-Impact of new OMB Omni CircularPat Disbrow, Dallas County Community College District3-3 Purchasing, New Normal: Using Construction Manager at Risk,Design Build and Other Alternative Construction MethodsDenise Cheney, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLPBallroom AGalleon IIGalleon III9am-9:50am Concurrent Session 44-1TRS Rules for Adjunct FacultyJim Pinkard, Teacher Retirement System of Texas4-2 Reverse Auctions: Success at Tarrant County College DistrictPaul Harris, E&I Cooperative Services10am-10:40am Exhibits and Business Partner BreakHarborGalleon IExhibit Hall B10:40am-11:30am Concurrent Session 55-1 THECB-Annual Financial Report UpdatesGary Johnstone, Roland Gilmer, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board5-2 Technology in Education: Trends, Developments, Best PracticesDave Jacobs, TechKnowledge5-3 ERS-Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Adjunct Faculty andPart-time Employee InsuranceERS Staff, Employees Retirement System of Texas5-4 Purchasing, E-BiddingCindy White, Collin CollegeHarborGalleon IGalleon IIGalleon III11:40am-12:30pm General Session 66-1 Getting the Right People on the BusDana Weaver, Weaver Consulting, Sponsored by McLemore Building Maintenance, Inc.12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch, Member andBusiness Partner NetworkingBallroom ABallroom B1:30pm-2:20pm Concurrent Session 77-1 THECB-Annual Financial Report UpdatesGary Johnstone, Roland Gilmer, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board7-2 Answer the Call-Superior Student ServicesDiane Snyder, Russell Lopez, Alamo College7-3 Cyberliability: A Basic UnderstandingJohn King, Dallas County Community College District7-4 Purchasing: Misconceptions in Energy ProcurementBob Wooten, Tradition EnergyHarborGalleon IGalleon IIGalleon III2:30pm-3:20pm Concurrent Session 88-1 Introduction to Spend Analysis, Spend Management and Collaborative AnalyticsJonathan White, Spikes Cavell8-2 Retirement Options for Public Entity EmployeesDion Papafote, Public Agency Retirement Services8-3 Internal Control SystemsMichael White, CPA, White, Samaniego, and Campbell8-4 Purchasing Delivering Successful Facility ProjectsAl Erdman, Central Texas College4HarborGalleon IGalleon IIGalleon III

3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshments andMember Networking BreakPre Function Area First Floor4:00pm-4:50pm Concurrent Session 99-1 The Legislative Process: Being an Effective AdvocateDon Hudson, Texas Association of Community Colleges9-2 Trending Topics in the College Bookstore BusinessAlan Stratman, Follett Corporation, Higher Ed Group9-3 Building a Business Case for Procure to Pay AutomationDaniel Perry, Unimarket North America9-4 Purchasing, Price Quote DocumentationLydia Huber, Victoria College6:30pm-11:00pm Family NightHarborGalleon IGalleon IIGalleon IIIBallroom BFriday June 20 Location7am-8:30am BreakfastBallroom B7:30am-8:30am CFO Roundtable and BreakfastRoundtable DiscussionJosette Shaughnessy, El Paso Community CollegeYacht7:30am-8:30am Purch Roundtable and BreakfastRoundtable DiscussionCindy White, Collin CollegeSpinaker8:30am-9:20am TACC UpdateTACC UpdateDon Hudson, Steve Johnson, Texas Association of Community CollegesBallroom A9:20am-10:10am Austin Agency UpdateTHECB-Agency Update and Workforce StudiesGary Johnstone, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board10:10am-10:20am BreakBallroom AFunction Area Second Floor10:20am-11:10am Austin Agency UpdateERS-Agency UpdateERS Staff, Employees Retirement System of TexasBallroom A10:20am-11:10am Austin Agency UpdateLBB-Agency UpdateEmily Deardorff, Legislative Budget BoardBallroom A11:10am-12:00pm Annual TACCBO Business MeetingAnnual TACCBO Business MeetingJosette Shaughnessy, El Paso Community CollegeBallroom A12pm Conference Concludes5

SpeakersJoe BontkeU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionJoe is the outreach manager and ombudsman for the Houston District officeof U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Joe has been in the fieldof Human Resources & Civil Rights for the past 27 years and has experiencein employment law and adult education. With a Bachelor’s in Philosophy anda Master’s in Education, he has been a Human Resources Director, a Training Coordinator for the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical AssistanceCenter for Federal Region VI, was appointed as Assistant Professor at BaylorCollege of Medicine and recently has been named Chair of the Governors’Committee for People with Disabilities by Governor Rick Perry.Using his entertaining style, Joe has educated groups throughout the countryand most recently, his work at the EEOC has enabled him to empoweremployers and employees with the understanding they need to workeffectively at their jobs. Joe’s philosophy of education is - that 90% isknowing where to find the information.when you need it.Cory ChandlerTexas Comptroller of Public AccountsCory served as the project manager for “Texas Water Report: Going Deeperfor the Solution.” After graduating with a degree in print journalism from TexasTech University, Cory covered education and politics and served as interimcity editor at the Midland Reporter-Telegram, where he won an AssociatedPress Managing Editors Award for Deadline Writing as well as Hearst Newspapers’ Eagle Award. He also covered city and water issues for the LubbockAvalanche-Journal before joining the Texas Tech Office of Communicationsand Marketing, where he coordinated public relations for multiple colleges,contributed articles to the university’s research magazine, and was projectmanager for the launch of Texas Tech’s YouTube EDU partnership.He was marketing supervisor for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions andcommunications coordinator for the School of Law, managing public relationsand marketing efforts and serving as editor-in-chief for the Sidebar ExpressE-newsletter and Texas Tech Lawyer magazine. In his current role as projectmanager for the Comptroller of Public Accounts, Cory oversees publication ofreports to the Legislature, businesses and taxpayers.At Texas Tech, he served as Back to School Fiesta Committee MarketingTaskforce Chair and member of the Raider Red Committee, Arbor DayCommittee member, Masked Rider Committee, and President’s SustainabilityTaskforce. He has also served on the Boy Scouts of America Public RelationsCommittee and Midland Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.6

Denise V. CheneyBickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLPFellow, American College of Real Estate LawyersBoard Certified Commercial and Residential Real Estate LawDenise Cheney is a partner in the law firm of Bickerstaff Heath DelgadoAcosta, LLP who specializes in real estate, construction, and purchasing law.She is Board Certified in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law by theTexas Board of Legal Specialization and is a fellow of the American Academyof Real Estate Lawyers. A large portion of Ms. Cheney’s practice is devotedto the representation of cities, counties, community colleges and other localgovernmental entities in the purchase of real estate, water rights, and otherproperty, and in the construction of public works projects. She is a frequentspeaker on government purchasing laws, public–private partnerships andconstruction law matters.Dennis ChurchwellSouth Plains CollegeDennis is the Director of Purchasing for South Plains College. He graduatedfrom the University of Texas, Permian Basin with a BBA in Management.Dennis has worked in Public Purchasing for over 20 years.Emily DeardorffLegislative Budget BoardEmily has been an analyst at the Legislative Budget Board since March 2012and is currently the budget analyst for the community colleges, higher education employee’s group insurance, and the Constitutional funds for highereducation. Emily graduated from Austin College with a B.A. in Economics andhas a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of PublicAffairs at The University of Texas at Austin.Patricia (Pat) DisbrowDallas County Community College DistrictPat has served as District Director of Financial Services/Comptroller for DallasCounty Community College District for over ten years. In 1998, Pat joinedthe District as Assistant Comptroller participating in the Colleague accountsreceivable module implementation and then briefly assumed the duties ofDistrict Budget Director in early 2002. Prior to joining the District, Pat heldmanagement positions in the financial services industry. She has a BBA inAccounting from University of North Texas, is a Certified Public Accountant,and has served as board member and officer of both Mesquite Social Services, Inc. and Historic Mesquite, Inc. Most recently, Pat devotes her effortsto various projects related to her church and family.7

Roland GilmerTexas Higher Education Coordinating BoardRoland’s service to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board began inJuly 2009 as a Program Director in the Planning and Accountability Division.He assists in a range of activities for the state, including: review of proposedfacilities projects at universities, health-related institutions, and technical andstate colleges; maintenance of the CARAT system for Community Collegesfor input of their AFR information; coordination of the auditing of space forthe universities and technical and state colleges; numerous mandated annualreports; and when the state legislature is in session, coordination and collection of Tuition Revenue Bond requests. Prior to the CB, he served as a Financial Analyst for both AMD and Freescale in Austin for 15 years. He earned hisBachelor of Science degree in Accounting Management from Park University.Al ErdmanCentral Texas CollegeAl Erdman brings over 30 years of experience in higher education, privateindustry and public accounting to Coppin State University. He is currentlyDeputy Chancellor for Finance and Administration at Central Texas College inKilleen, Texas. With over 84,000 students at 140 locations worldwide, CTC isthe largest provider of two years degrees to soldier students and their families.Erdman has spent the last 13 years at community colleges in three states.Prior to entering higher education, Erdman spent 20 years as Corporate Controller for Sericol in Kansas City, Missouri, one of 250 worldwide companiesowned by Burmah Castrol PLC. Erdman has also worked as a Senior FieldAuditor for Deloitte, Director of Accounting for Stimson Lumber, the nation’slargest family-owned lumber company, and began his career as an assistantbuyer for the May Company Department Stores in St. Louis, Missouri.Paul HarrisE&I Consulting GroupPaul Harris is a Senior Consultant with E& I Consulting Group. Paul bringsover thirty years of demonstrated success in the areas of strategic sourcing,process improvement, contract management, and organizational change.Prior to joining E&I, Paul held leadership roles as CPO at Pensacola StateCollege, VP Strategic Sourcing with a national GPO, and VP Consulting for aboutique consulting firm.Past association executive leadership roles included: VP and President ofNAEP’s FL region (2002-2005); Chair of the Cooperative of Purchasing Professionals (1996-2005); Chair of the FL Technology Refresh Committee (19962005); and Chair of the Gulf Coast Purchasing Cooperative (2002-2004).E&I Consulting Group, a division of E&I Cooperative Services, is a consultingand professional services organization focused on strategic sourcing and8

procurement in the educational marketplace. E&I Consulting Group’s focus ison schools and universities drive enterprise value across your entire supplychain, becoming more strategic so that you can accomplish more for less,drive down costs, and maximize operational efficiencies.Lydia A. Huber, MBAVictoria CollegeLydia Huber has been the Director of Purchasing for Victoria College sinceNovember 2007. She began her career in purchasing as a purchasing assistant for the University of Houston-Victoria in 1999. She is responsible for mostpurchasing, central receiving and the procurement card program currently inplace at VC. Lydia earned her MBA in 2009 and is currently an adjunct instructor for VC.Don Hudson, Ph.D.Texas Association of Community CollegesDr. Hudson currently serves as the Vice President of Data and Research atthe Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC). He has worked forTACC since 1995. Dr. Hudson’s expertise is in higher education budget andpolicy issues. His research has documented the state’s funding of communitycolleges and he has been involved with the development of state policy focused on student success since Texas became an Achieving the Dream statein 2004. Dr. Hudson served as TACC’s lead staff in the development of theStudent Success funding model adopted by the 83rd Texas Legislature (2013).Prior to his current position at TACC, Dr. Hudson served as Education PolicySpecialist for the Texas Senate Research Center. Dr. Hudson was an Assistant Professor at Texas State University-San Marcos in the Department ofCommunication Studies prior to taking the policy specialist’s position with theTexas Senate.Dr. Hudson holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from theUniversity of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hudson received his M.A. in OrganizationalCommunication from Texas Tech University and a B.S. in Secondary Education from New Mexico State University.Dave JacobsTechKnowledgeDave is Principal of TechKnowledge and manages all of the firm’s operations.Mr. Jacobs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He has been in the technology industry his entirecareer and in the consulting business for the past 24 years. In that capacity,he has personally managed some of Texas’ largest healthcare, corporate, andhigher education projects, including a 420 Million bond program for Lone9

Star College, a 9 Million expansion of The Presbyterian School, the 180Million Del Mar College Bond Program, and Odessa College’s 108 Millionproject. Mr. Jacobs held management positions at AT&T and IBM prior tofounding TechKnowledge.Steven E. JohnsonTexas Association of Community CollegesSteven has wide-ranging experience serving in leadership roles within highereducation policy and administration, state government, and private sectorconsulting. He has been with the Texas Association of Community Collegessince 2005. As Vice President-Public Affairs at TACC, his responsibilitiesinclude coordinating strategic communications and leading public advocacyefforts for the Association. Immediately prior to his present position, Stevenwas the Director of Student Financial Services at Concordia University Texas.During the 78th Texas Legislative Session, he served as the Director ofGovernmental Relations for the Texas Telecommunications InfrastructureFund Board. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Johnson was Chief-of-Staff for formerState Representative Kenny Marchant and the House Committee on FinancialInstitutions. Steven has also spent time at several national consulting firmsleading efforts at business development, legislative advocacy, and strategicmessaging.Mr. Johnson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership and HigherEducation at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He holds a Master of PublicAffairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelorof Arts in History from Concordia University Texas.Gary JohnstoneTexas Higher Education Coordinating BoardGary’s service to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board began inAugust 2006 as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Planning and Accountability Division. He assists in a range of activities for the state, including:development of the funding formulas; review of proposed facilities projectsat universities, health-related institutions, and technical and state colleges;maintenance of an accountability system for public higher education institutions; P-16 research and evaluation of initiatives; numerous mandated annualreports; and when the state legislature is in session, many ad hoc requests fordata and reports.Prior to the THECB, Gary served as chief business officer at BrazosportCollege for 22 years. Other financial experience included service at HoustonCommunity College, and a couple of school districts in the Houston area. Heearned both a bachelor in business and masters in education administrationdegrees from the University of Houston and is a certified public accountant.10

John KingDallas County Community College DistrictJohn is the Director of Risk Management for the Dallas County CommunityCollege District. He has worked over 25 years in risk management andinsurance including 15 years at DCCCD. He is a Chartered Property CasualtyUnderwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) through theInsurance Institute of America. He received his BS and MBA from ArkansasState University.Robert KohlhagenDiversey, Inc.Rob Kohlhagen has been a leader in the cleaning industry for over 25 years.At Diversey Rob has led development of the world’s first Indoor Air Quality-certified green cleaning program called- Healthy, High Performance Cleaning. Rob also serves as the Program Director for the HHPC Day Academy,Diversey’s initiative to train and certify Building Service Contractors to theindustry’s first comprehensive daytime cleaning enablement program.Rob has been a frequent speaker at conferences such as IFMA WorldWorkplace, BOMA International, ISSA/InterClean and was awarded theIndustry Service Award by the Building Service Contractors Association. In2008 Rob was certified expert in the ISSA’s Cleaning Industry ManagementStandard program and has graduated from the U.S. Green Building Council’sLEED Technical Workshop. Rob has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree from the Kellogg School of Business atNorthwestern University.Russell LopezAlamo CollegesRussell Lopez began with the Alamo Colleges in 2010 working in the StudentFinancial Aid department at San Antonio College. While at SAC he assistedwith the development and implementation of various call center, web development, and communication initiatives. In 2012 he managed the developmentand launch of the Alamo Colleges Student Financial Aid call center initiative tooutsource inbound calls to an external vendor. Based on the success of theStudent Financial Aid call center he is currently working with the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration to expand the initiative into the Admission, Business, and Directory Assistance departments.Many of the design principles Russell has incorporated into the call centerprocesses include proactive communication and call prevention strategies.These principles also target web strategies and interdepartmental processalignment as support measures to ensure students receive quality informationand meet their educational goals.11

Diane NovakLone Star College SystemDiane is the Associate Vice Chancellor, Accounting at Lone Star CollegeSystem (LSCS). She has served in this role since 2008. She oversees the system-wide accounting, general ledger, financial reporting and student financialservices functions. Diane serves on the state-wide Texas Higher EducationCoordinating Board’s community college financial reporting requirementscommittee. Diane began her career with LSCS as Internal Auditor in 2005.Prior to working for LSCS, Diane worked for a local CPA firm in The Woodlands. Before moving to Texas, she served as the Internal Audit Director forthe Tennessee Housing Development Agency. Diane began her career withthe Tennessee State Auditor’s office as a financial and compliance auditor.She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Murray State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.Charles “Charlie” OberrenderDirector of Cooperative Purchasing for the Texas Association ofCommunity Colleges, Austin, TexasCharles oversees the operations of the Texas Community College Cooperative Purchasing Network, a cooperative purchasing program dedicated to theunique needs of junior and community colleges in the state of Texas. Priorto joining the Association, Charlie has been involved in municipal and countypurchasing, risk management, contract management and procurement cardprograms for over twenty five years. Charlie became a CPPB in May 1996.He is a charter member of Texas Public Purchasing Association and currentlyserves as Vice President to the organization. He is also a national member ofNIGP. Charlie has taught at several NIGP Forums, JP Morgan Chase Purchasing Card workshops, as well as TxPPA, GFOAT, and Lone Star Buyerconferences. He has served on numerous NIGP Forum Quality Control Teamsand most recently served on the NIGP Audit Task Force. Charlie is a memberof the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ‘83 where he received a bachelor’s degreein Agricultural Economics.In private life, he is married to the lovely and talented Linda, the father andstepfather to four wonderful children, and resides on the family farm nearNeedville. He is addicted to country western dancing, a periodic resident ofLas Vegas Boulevard, watching rodeo, and enjoys tending his garden, cattleherd and horses. He is currently president of the Fort Bend County Farm Bureau and a life member of the Fort Bend County Fair Association.Dion PapafotePublic Agency Retirement ServicesBased in Texas, Dion has been providing consulting services for Texas schooldistricts and community colleges since 2000. Dion has a strong background ininsurance, securities, and the employee benefits industry – particularly in the12

school district market. Before coming to PARS, she worked for eight (8) yearsin the marketing and administration of plans at Aragon Financial Services andAmerico Retirement Services. She has a B.A. from the University of Texas,Austin and licenses in retirement, insurance, and health plan management.Daniel PerryUnimarket NA, Inc.Daniel Perry is the business development manager for Unimarket, a globalcloud-hosted eProcurement software provider, specializing in spendmanagement and workflow automation solutions for higher-education.Daniel has over 10 years of experience in Procurement Software, BusinessDevelopment, Account Management and Supplier Enablement. He hasworked closely with many Higher Ed customers during that time, providingthem with the services and solutions they required to change and grow.Daniel is originally from New Zealand, but has been located at the head officelocation of Unimarket in Maryland, since 2012.Jim PinkardTeacher Retirement System of TexasJim grew up in Germany as part of a military family, migrated to Texas andgraduated from UTSA. After working in university admissions, serving time inthe military and moving to Austin, he has traipsed through the financial arenaof various state agencies focusing on a myriad of policy issues. Currently, Jimworks as a senior budget analyst for TRS and is one heck of a square dancer.Although, if we’re being honest, that last claim is probably not true.Dave PrewittMcLemore Building Maintenance, Inc.Dave is the Business Development and Sustainability Director for McLemoreBuilding Maintenance. He has been a LEED Green Associate for four years,has LEED project management experience and is currently studying for theLEED 4.0 AP certification. Dave is a graduate of the first HHPC Day Academy.In addition to his eight years of experience as a Building Service Contractor,Mr. Prewitt was the Food Service Category Manager for Susser Petroleum,known for its successful Stripes concept and was an hotelier for twenty oneyears, serving on the Texas Hotel and Motel Association Board. He has beeninvolved as a TACCBO business partner for the past five years. Dave has aBachelor of Science degree from California State University, with graduatestudies at the University of Kentucky.13

Dave RiggsHerring BankDave is currently an Executive Vice President of Business Development atHerring Bank, and has been employed in financial services for over 14 years.Dave has a team of professionals and software development staff that create,support, and serve, the many ID Debit Card and payment products offeredby Herring Bank. The best part of Dave’s job is the ability to solve customerissues with new and inventive technology products.Josette Shaughnessy, CPAEl Paso Community CollegeA native of France and an El Pasoan since 1976, Josette Shaughnessy is theAssociate Vice President of Budget and Financial Services at El Paso Community College. She started at El Paso Community College in 1991 as anaccountant and was promoted to Associate Comptroller in 1992 and thenComptroller in 1993. In 1995, she was appointed to her permanent position ofAssociate Vice President. She has served as Interim Vice President of Administration and Financial Operations for the district. Prior to her tenure at El PasoCommunity College, she worked in the private sector in a variety of positionsfrom billing clerk to accounting manager.Josette received her Associate’s degree in Accounting from El Paso Community College in 1981, her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountingand a Master of Accountancy from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1983and 1995 respectively. She also holds a Certified Public Accountant licensefrom the State of Texas since 1990.Josette is active in the El Paso Community by serving on the YWCA Boardand on the El Paso Consolidated Tax Advisory Committee. She currentlyserves as Board President of the Texas Association of Community CollegeBusiness Officers and has served on the Government Treasurers’ Organizationof Texas Board. She also teaches Accounting on a part-time basis at El PasoCommunity College.Aside from being fluent in her native language, she perfected two otherlanguages, English and Spanish, by living in England and Spain right aftergraduating from high school.Josette is married to Tom Shaughnessy, a native El Pasoan, and they havetwo daughters: Jeannine, a graduate of the University of Houston, currentlyliving in France with her husband and their three-year old daughter, and Lorraine, a graduate of Rice University and University of Miami.In her permanent position of Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Services, Josette oversees the areas of Accounting, Auxiliary Services,Purchasing and the District’s Budget of over 132 million.14

Diane E. SnyderAlamo CollegesDiane is Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at Alamo Colleges,San Antonio. Diane is responsible for Financial Planning, Human Resources,Facilities Planning and Management, Accounting, Business Services, StudentFinancial Aid, and Public Safety. She also guides the nine-member, electedBoard of Trustees on matters related to Alamo Colleges’ 500 million annualoperating and capital budget. Diane has more than 20 years of progressivelyresponsible experience in public accounting, operations and financial management; with a proven track record of improving operational controls andefficiencies, especially in turnaround and high growth situations.Prior to joining Alamo Colleges in 2008, Diane was an Executive Director forover twelve years for AT&T where she managed staffs of up to 225 employeesand budgets of 5 million - 2.5 billion in such varied areas as accounting,internal audit, purchasing, inventory control/fulfillment, billing and revenueassurance, and call centers. At Price Waterhouse during 1987 to 1996, Dianemanaged audit assurance, compliance, merger and internal control assessments for a diverse client base including Mary Kay Cosmetics and East TexasBaptist University.Diane is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a Master of Sciencedegree in Accounti

2-4 Birds of a Feather-Peoplesoft Diane Novak, Lonestar College Yacht 2-5 Purchasing; Purchasing Cooperatives . Collin College Galleon III 11:40am-12:30pm General Session 6 6-1 Getting the Right People on the Bus . County Community Col