University of Nebraska
RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
University of Nebraska
To Personnel Who Developed the NeSIS Implementation
WHEREAS, in the September 5, 2008 meeting The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska approved contracts with Oracle USA Inc. for the purchase of a new People Soft student information system and a two-year implementation with CedarCrestone Inc. with a budget for the software and implementation of $29,800,000 for a common system for the four campuses of the University and the three campuses of the State Colleges, and
WHEREAS, approximately 150 employees of the two systems devoted unlimited hours to the project, working with up to 50 consultants from CedarCrestone, meeting regularly for the next two years to develop a single implementation with sufficient flexibility to serve the needs of seven diverse campuses, and
WHEREAS, under the leadership of co-campus directors Juan Franco, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs UNL; John Fiene, Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, UNO; and Ed Hoffman, Vice President for Facilities, Planning, and Information Technology NSCS; Don Mihulka, NeSIS Project Manager; and Ted Montemayor, CedarCrestone Project Manager, the NeSIS project completed the two-year contract on time and within budget for all scheduled milestones and all critical path functionalities,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska expresses its deep appreciation and gratitude to the many employees across all campuses who worked long hours on top of their regular jobs, who traveled to the implementation site for two years, who routinely worked nights and weekends to meet critical go-live deadlines, and who invested their imagination and energy in solving problems; and the Board further notes that the devotion to work and sense of responsibility to their institutions exhibited by those involved in the implementation were of critical importance to the successful completion of the contract.
Submitted at the September 10, 2010 Board of Regents meeting
Moved by Regent Bob Whitehouse
Seconded by Regent Tim Clare
Adopted by the Board of Regents on September 10, 2010
Pictured: NeSIS Personnel
Pictured: President Milliken; NeSIS Project Manager, Don Mihulka; Exective Vice President and Provost, Linda Pratt; Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology at UNO, John Fiene; CedarCrestone Project Manager, Ted Montemayor; Vice President of Business and Finance, David Lechner; Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UNL, Juan Franco; Regent Whitehouse; Regent Phares.