The GLUG Committee has been in full swing planning for the upcoming conference in Livonia, Michigan at Schoolcraft College in the VisTaTech Center on Monday, September 27, 2021.
Due to recent committee changes, we have added 2 new committee members to fill the roles of:

  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Session Track Coordinator

Meet them below, and don't forget to keep checking the GLUG website for updates on GLUG 2021!

Marketing Coordinator

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Keli Renda

Business Analyst

Henry Ford College

ksrenda@hfcc.edu

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Keli entered higher education in 2016 with HFC in a part time role. Before that she spent a majority of her 15 year career in marketing and web development for industry working for some of the Big 3 suppliers and spending time in commercial real estate as a marketing coordinator. She has translated these skills to help HFC implement Ellucian Recruit and has served as their CRM administrator since go live in 2016.

Keli also helps with developing and altering processes within enrollment services as well as managing Degree Audit. Outside of her job, Keli enjoys finding new music, running, gardening and raising butterflies, networking with colleagues, and spending time with her family.

Session Track Coordinator

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Sylvia Ponce De Leon

Financial Aid Analyst

College of DuPage

poncedeleons@cod.edu

Sylvia Ponce De Leon has been working in higher education financial aid for the past 16 years. She is an expert in state and federal financial aid compliance as well as technical systems. Her career began in 2005 where she worked for Moraine Valley Community College as the Financial Aid Technical Coordinator. In this role she was able to streamline processes and reduce the time it took for students to receive financial assistance.

In 2011, she was chosen as Associate Director of Financial Aid at Governors State University. She played a vital role in the implementation of the new student information system. Her work at GSU significantly improved financial aid policies and procedures. As a result, audit findings were dramatically reduced and student satisfaction with the Office of Financial Aid greatly increased. In 2019, she was promoted to Interim Director of Financial Aid. Earlier this year, Sylvia was named the Financial Aid Analyst at the College of DuPage. She has already hit the ground running and is working diligently to streamline processes and create a better student financial aid experience.

Sylvia has an uncanny ability to work closely with students and assist in their professional development. She has led the Alliance for Latin American Students, is bilingual, and has a special gift for helping first generation minority students meet their educational goals. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree from Governors State University.