FAQs
What does ERP mean?
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning — these are the systems that we rely on for everything that we do here at Baker College, ranging from admissions to academics, our bookstores and libraries, and virtually everything in between. Ultimately, the goal of ERP is to enable and facilitate the flow of information between all areas, functions, and departments of an organization, as well as connect with outside partners and vendors.
What is Baker Expedition?
The purpose of this initiative is to explore the current and future technology requirements at Baker College. We are currently in the early stages of an RFP process, exploring how best to proceed. A newly formed governance committee is in place to manage this process.
Will this replace our current systems?
We're currently in exploration mode. No decisions will be made about our existing systems until we finish out the RFP phase. Some of our systems may be retained as-is, others may be expanded or enhanced to better integrate with any new solutions that we select as a part of our ERP initiative.
How long will this process take?
This process will not happen overnight. It will take time to explore what is available, gather input from the organization, and evaluate our internal resources before any decisions are made. Once we complete the RFP phase of our plan, it could take two years (or more) to integrate any new systems into our life at Baker College.
What is ERP?  

What is ERP?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning — these are the systems that we rely on for everything that we do here at Baker College, ranging from admissions to academics, our bookstores and libraries, and virtually everything in between.

Ultimately, the goal of ERP is to enable and facilitate the flow of information between all areas, functions, and departments of an organization, as well as to connect with outside partners and vendors.

What is Baker Expedition?

The purpose of this initiative is to explore the current and future technology requirements at Baker College. It's no secret that technology has dramatically enhanced our organization and processes, giving us the tools and systems we rely on to support our mission and serve our students. As technology has evolved, it is clear that we have a host of new opportunities to explore.

We are currently in the early stages of an RFP process, exploring what is available and how best to proceed. A newly formed governance committee is in place to manage this process. As we begin, we want to take the time to come together as an organization to explore new ideas and understand our requirements. In addition to evaluating the potential of our own OASIS systems, we've also invited representatives from Jenzabar and Ellucian/Banner to present the scope of their services and functionality.

This is an exciting time, but we don't undertake this effort lightly. The BAKER EXPEDITION won't be completed quickly or easily . . . but the long-term benefits for each and every department at Baker are well worth the effort involved.

We're kicking off Baker Expedition with ERP Days during the month of September. As we progress, you can stay connected to what's going on by signing up for our e-mail newsletter. Regular updates will be posted to this site as well.

Who is the Governance Committee?

The Governance Committee was formed to provide leadership perspective from every area of Baker College. Our members include:

  • Jim Cummins, President
  • Denise Bannan, Vice President for Academics
  • Richard DeLong, Vice President for Marketing, Admissions, Public Relations
  • Rosemary Zawacki, Vice President for Human Resources
  • Ellis P. Salim, Vice President for Student Services
  • Bart Daig, Chief Executive Officer Graduate Studies & Baker Online
  • Tiffany Davis, Vice President for Finance
  • Jacqui Spicer, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Super Users: Capes Not Included

Attendees at ERP days heard the term "Super User" mentioned throughout the presentations.

At Baker College, this group has been recruited to play a key role in our RFP process. We're relying on the Super Users to represent their area of expertise within the organization, to accurately identify and communicate their requirements so that our RFP reflects a comprehensive interpretation of our business needs… Which will ultimately be used as the foundation for selecting an ERP solution that is tailored to meet our needs.

In support of this effort, our Super Users have committed themselves to:

  • Accurately and effectively communicate requirements.
  • Gather pertinent, comprehensive information (from other users, if necessary) regarding specific area of knowledge.
  • Effectively communicate and transfer relevant alerts and/or bulletins to their constituents.
  • Resolve open items and/or unresolved questions as presented by the external consultants.
  • Provide feedback and input when needed as it relates to documentation.

Name Campus Area of Expertise
Deb HintzPSProcessing New Hires
Rachel JacobsOLProcessing New Hires
Deb BentleyCT (Lead)Processing New Hires
Barb MikolajczakPSProcessing New Hires
Rosemary ZawackiPSManaging Employee Records
Barb MikolajczakPS (Lead)Managing Employee Records
DeNai GarlandPSManaging Employee Records
Michelle DesOrmeauPSManaging Employee Records
Deb HintzPS (Lead)Processing Payroll
Rachel JacobsOLProcessing Payroll
Deb BentleyCTProcessing Payroll
DeNai GarlandPS (Lead)Processing Employee Leaves / Disability
Michelle DesOrmeauPSProcessing Employee Leaves / Disability
Sherry BegueMUProcessing Employee Leaves / Disability
Josie BasaFLProcessing Employee Leaves / Disability
Barb MikolajczakPSProcessing Employee Separations
Rosemary ZawackiPS (Lead)Processing Employee Separations
Josie BasaFLProcessing Employee Separations
Jill PriceOL (Lead)Registrars
Judi LangolfPHRegistrars
Bob MartinFLRegistrars
Tim YountAHRegistrars
Shaun StevensCTRegistrars
Jill DuttonJKRegistrars
**Shannon EdwardsMURegistrars
**Jenn DavidsonOWRegistrars
Dawn PrueterOL (Lead)Directors of Advising/Counseling/Academic Services
Voula ErfourthOWDirectors of Advising/Counseling/Academic Services
Barb KrygelCTDirectors of Advising/Counseling/Academic Services
Paul ZangFLDirectors of Advising/Counseling/Academic Services
Launa RyczekAPDirectors of Advising/Counseling/Academic Services
**Renee BleakleyCTDirectors of Advising/Counseling/Academic Services
**Shannon MuirPHDirectors of Advising/Counseling/Academic Services
Jeff ChapkoPS (Lead)Deans/Program Directors/CAOs
Kammy BramblettAHDeans/Program Directors/CAOs
DeAnna BurtonMUDeans/Program Directors/CAOs
Dana ClarkJKDeans/Program Directors/CAOs
David DarrowCADeans/Program Directors/CAOs
Nancy FosterCADeans/Program Directors/CAOs
Mike PicernoOLDeans/Program Directors/CAOs
Gail BullardPSDeans/Program Directors/CAOs
Jill LangenOLDeans/Program Directors/CAOs
Tom KurtzOWDeans/Program Directors/CAOs
**Lou BakerCADeans/Program Directors/CAOs
**Melissa LatnerPSDeans/Program Directors/CAOs
Wendy ThibeaultPS (Lead)Bookstore
Dan GriggsOLBookstore
Amy Bodbyl-MastMUBookstore
Tonya Sykes-BoydPS (Lead)General Ledger
Kristine BarannAPGeneral Ledger
Louise BoruckiPS (Lead)Accounts Payable
Julie McConnellFLAccounts Payable
Louise BoruckiPS (Lead)Fixed Assets
Manifa DennisonMUFixed Assets
Susan CarsonCT (Lead)Cash
Ami McBrideCACash
Lynne HighamOL (Lead)Budget
Tonya Sykes-BoydPSBudget
Mike RoeperPS (Lead)Grants/Projects
Rebecca BoggsFLGrants/Projects
Charles DeckerPH (Lead)A/R – General
Kristina NestorAPA/R – General
Kathryn SimerickMU (Lead)A/R – Title IV
Carol BlankCAA/R – Title IV
Charles DeckerPH (Lead)A/R – Third Party billing
Jackie DareAPA/R – Third Party billing
Louise BoruckiPS (Lead)Purchasing
Kristine BarannAPPurchasing
Debbie HintzPS (Lead)Payroll
Rachel JacobsOLPayroll
Deb BentleyCTPayroll
Greg LittlePS (Lead)Processing Aid Applications
Linda KatrinicPSProcessing Aid Applications
Nicole Boelk PSProcessing Aid Applications
Karrie StantzPSProcessing Aid Applications
Heather OliverPSProcessing Aid Applications
Barbara Malcolm PHProcessing Aid Applications
Nicole Boelk (Main FA Lead)PS (Lead)Managing, Packing, and Disbursements
Linda KatrinicPSManaging, Packing, and Disbursements
Robert NelsonPSManaging, Packing, and Disbursements
Heather Oliver PSManaging, Packing, and Disbursements
Lisa Harvener CTManaging, Packing, and Disbursements
Greg LittlePSManaging, Packing, and Disbursements
Gerald McCarty FL (Lead)Managing Student Employment & Federal/Institutional Workstudy
Linda KatrinicPSManaging Student Employment & Federal/Institutional Workstudy
Nicole BoelkPSManaging Student Employment & Federal/Institutional Workstudy
Heather OliverPSManaging Student Employment & Federal/Institutional Workstudy
Greg LittlePSManaging Student Employment & Federal/Institutional Workstudy
Barb MalcolmPHManaging Student Employment & Federal/Institutional Workstudy
Lisa Harvener CT (Lead)Managing Funds
Robert NelsonPSManaging Funds
Linda KatrinicPSManaging Funds
Heather Oliver PSManaging Funds
Malee LevittPSManaging Funds
Greg LittlePSManaging Funds
Nicole BoelkPSManaging Funds
Robert NelsonPS (Lead)Processing Loans
Nicole BoelkPSProcessing Loans
Linda KatrinicPSProcessing Loans
Heather OliverPSProcessing Loans
Stephanie AllenPSProcessing Loans
Greg LittlePSProcessing Loans
Gerald McCarty IIFLProcessing Loans
Barbara Malcolm PH (Lead)Managing Satisfactory Academic Progress
Linda KatrinicPSManaging Satisfactory Academic Progress
Nicole BoelkPSManaging Satisfactory Academic Progress
Heather OliverPSManaging Satisfactory Academic Progress
Greg LittlePSManaging Satisfactory Academic Progress
Lisa Harvener CTManaging Satisfactory Academic Progress
Ellis SalimPSStudent Housing
Linda KatrinicPSStudent Housing
Mike Helsen MUStudent Housing
Lisa Lynch OW (Lead)Student Housing
Gerald McCartyFLStudent Housing
Debbie SmithMU Admissions
Carrie SherrardMU Admissions
Annette LooserCT Admissions
Jessica JonesCTAdmissions
Kevin PanacekJK Admissions
Chuck GurdenOL Admissions
Mike KonopackeOW Admissions
Bruce LundeenPS (Lead)Admissions
Steve PetersonAPAdmissions
Robin JewellOL Admissions
Jodi CuneazMUAdmissions
Sara BartonPS (Lead)Career Services
Beth NuccioPS (Lead)Career Services
Kallen JonesPHCareer Services
Kaylee LuftOWCareer Services