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Ohio Banner Users Group (OBUG) Annual Conference 2013

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Ohio Banner Users Group (OBUG) Annual 2013 Conference 


The Ohio Banner Users Group (OBUG)  Annual Conference on April 29, 2013 was a great event! The Fawcett Center at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, provided an impressive venue.  

 Randy Cole Headshot  

OBUG 2013 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker

Randy Cole
Controlling Board President and Policy Advisor

Randy Cole spoke during the welcome session. Mr. Cole is President of the Ohio Controlling Board, which provides legislative oversight and approval of funding requests through the Department of Education. In addition, Mr. Cole acts as Policy Advisor for the State of Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM). He is also OBM delegate to the Local Government Innovation Council that oversees grants and loans to schools. Recently, he was instrumental in the team that created the comprehensive plan to handle financial challenges in educational and administrative bodies titled "Beyond Boundaries: A Shared Services Action Plan for Ohio Schools and Governments."


Conference Program    

► Program-at-a-Glance from the 2013 conference.

Session descriptions from the 2013 conference.  

Event Book (printer-friendly) from the 2013 conference. 




► OBUG offers a big thank you to our supporting vendors.  You can find out about them here. Contact information is also provided.



Click to go to the Presentation page to find links to some of the informative sessions from this event.


 Conference Features

Our OBUG conferences include:

  • Valuable roundtable sessions with your functional peers
  • Meaningful sessions addressing specific Banner issues and accomplishments
  • A cost effective alternative for opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of Banner


Become a part of OBUG by filling out the OBUG Membership Request.If you have problems using that form, simply e-mail your name, title, institution, and contact information to Linda Lewis




There are 26 institutions running Banner Unified Digital Campus in Ohio. The Ohio Banner Users Group provides institutions opportunities for:

  • Networking and developing support groups with fellow Banner users
  • Building a framework of support in the Ohio area
  • Seeking solutions to common business issues
  • Participating in positive discussions to enhance Banner use
  • Collaborating on common software enhancements
  • Presenting a significant presence to SunGard Higher Education in support of software enhancements
  • Sharing functional and technical expertise