Financial Aid Genius and Best selling Author

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Description

Proposed Resource Name: D. Nash
Proposed Classification:  Project Manager/Functional Subject Matter Expert

Financial Aid, Student, OIM

Author The Financial Aid Blueprint: 

3 Steps You Should Take to Fix Your Financial Aid Operation

Candidate Overview:

 

D.  Nash has 16 years experience in the IT industry and is an experienced management consultant with extensive Banner and Higher Education experience. He has proven leadership capabilities in full life cycle system implementations, system revitalizations, project planning, risk identification, stakeholder management, and strategic realignment. Mr. Nash has extensive experience providing Banner Project Management for Higher Education Administration. Experience in providing workable strategies and solutions, and building teams for maximum effectiveness. He is an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) and Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

COMPUTER SKILLS

Software:                                              Banner Financial Aid, SCT Banner Finance, Banner Student, Banner HR, Banner Financial Aid, Microsoft Project, College Board PowerFAIDS, Visio,

Operating Systems:                           XP Professional, AIX, Solaris, Red Hat Linux

Programming Languages:              HTML, SQL, PL/SQL,

 

 

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Functional Subject Matter Expert (SMEs) Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides a key role to the overall success of the project.
  • Work with the project manager and business analyst to document current state and future state
  • Work with the systems and data analysts to examine the current state.
  • Be key in developing new models and the implementation of those models.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement staff training in conjunction with BAs.
  • Role in training will be integrated with the college wide strategy.
  • Serve as a key member in the technology selection process.
  • Consults with the staff regarding the project and processes on a regular basis.
  • Identifies and resolves emerging issues related to the project as they occur.
  • Identify necessary policy development or modification.
  • Implement dashboards and reports as required.
  • Provide support to related IT projects as required by the PM.
  • Create documentation and training materials.
Functional Subject Matter Expert (SMEs) Skills and Experience
Business Analyst,  University of South Carolina – One Carolina Banner ERP Implementation – Columbia, South Carolina (2012- 2016 )

  • Conducted Project planning and testing for Banner implementation;
  • Conducted Unit /System/ User Acceptance testing for Banner Financial aid implementation across 8 USC campuses.
  • Conducted Release and Upgrade Testing for the Banner Financial Aid Module.
  • Responsible for writing detailed specifications for modifications to the base line system. 
  • Moderated and Created duplicate resolution procedures for the office of Identity Management,

Accomplishments

  • Successfully implemented the Banner Financial Aid system on schedule
  • Successfully completed system testing, configurations, and analysis for 8 USC financial aid offices

 

Senior Banner Consultant, Evans Consulting Group – Fort Collins, Colorado,         (2008- 2012)

  • Conducted Project planning and testing for Banner implementation;
  • Documented and redesigned system process workflows;
  • Integrated the PowerCAMPUS student information system and PowerFAIDS financial aid system;
  • Conducted financial aid and IT operational reviews;
  • Evaluated and planned for implementation of the Regent financial aid system; and
  • Supported the reimplementation and configuration of the PowerFAIDS financial aid system.

Accomplishments

  • Successfully completed Interim management (Financial Aid Director) assignments for two historically black universities. Annual FA budgets exceeding 20M
  • Successfully completed system testing, configurations, and analysis at two large urban private universities. Annual FA budgets exceeding 100M

Systems Consultant, SunGard –Collegis, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania,         (2007)

  • Automated Tracking/Budgeting/Packaging Processes Banner Financial Aid)
  • Implemented multi –tiered Automated Gift Aid procedures Banner Financial Aid
  • Performed project scheduling/end user training Banner Financial Aid

Accomplishments

ü  Successfully implemented grouping/tracking/budgeting/award procedure

Banner Project Manager, Holmes Community College, Goodman, Mississippi,         (2006-2007)

  •  Lead Upgrade of SCT Banner ERP system version 6 to 7(HR, Finance, Student, Financial Aid, Finance)
  • Lead Implementation of Banner Self Service Module
  • Performed project scheduling/ training/migration/integration as well as directing technical consultants
  • Chaired Banner Implementation Team and Committee and serving as Technical Project Manager
  • Providing support for live versions of Banner Finance and Banner HR

Accomplishments

  • Successfully upgraded Banner version 6 to 7 time/within budget
  • Successfully implemented Banner Self Service Module on time/within budget

 

       Director of Financial Aid, Holmes Community College, Goodman, Mississippi, (2004-2006)

  • Leading Implementation of SCT Banner Financial Aid Module
    • Record Creation/ Electronic ISIRs
    • Tracking /Grouping/Packaging
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Funds Disbursement
    • RT4
  • Functioned as District Financial Aid Director for student enrollment of 5000
  • Verified and Disbursed 20M PELL/FFELP Federal Financial Aid
  • Implemented EFT system using FFELP loans
  • Managed Staff of eight Financial Aid officers

Accomplishments

  • Successfully implemented Banner Financial Aid Module
  • Successfully disbursed Federal, State, and Institutional Financial aid
  • Successfully automated financial aid workflow reducing time from authorization to fund disbursement by 20%

 

Oracle DBA/Associate Project Manager, Holmes Community College, Goodman, Mississippi, (2003-2004)

  • Leading Implementation of SCT Banner ERP system (HR, Finance, Student, Financial Aid, Finance)
  • Coordinated Banner Training and Support for Finance Module (Accounting Queues, General Ledger)
  • Functioning as technical lead and supervised and performed project scheduling/ training/migration/integration as well as directing technical consultants
  • Chairing Banner Implementation Team and Committee and serving as Technical Project Manager
  • Providing support for live versions of Banner Finance and Banner HR

Accomplishments

  • Successfully implemented Banner HR on time/within budget
  • Successfully implemented Banner Financial Aid on time/within budget
  • Successfully upgraded from Banner 5x to Banner 6x on time/within budget

WMS Administrator, Dollar General Corporation, Indianola, Mississippi, (2002-2003)

  • Managed all technical aspects of Warehouse Management System platform (Catalyst/Oracle 9i) in a retail distribution environment.
  • Supervised WMS system consolidation/ implementation/integration project
  • Supervised Warehouse Management Systems staff with the responsibility of maintaining $45m in daily inventory

Accomplishments

  • Reduced problem response levels by 25% due to adjusted classifications, storage, replenishment strategies and creation of tracking database.
  • Implemented inventory control initiative, which increased inventory accuracy by 10% resulting in $4m in inventory and operational savings.

      Web Developer, Cyber Highway Internet Services, Jackson, Mississippi, (contract 2000-2001)

  • Engineered IT strategy and architecture for Big River Supply company resulting in over 30% savings from incumbent suppliers
  • Established internet presence for Big River Supply through managing launch of B2B web site
  • Implemented Oracle backend structure and third party front end structure (security setup, universe design and report generation).

         Accomplishments

  • Improved workflow by eliminating one week of processing time from ordering processing
  • Reviewed supplier agreements, decreasing costs using volume discount strategy.
  • Reduced errant orders thus reducing inventory and transportation costs by over $150,000.

       Systems Analyst, IBM TSS, Norcross, Georgia (1995 –1997)

  • Led the nationwide implementation of VSAT Procurement System
  • Led cross functional and multi-location teams
  • Coordinated work programs nationwide through general managers and plant operations managers
  • Prepared and participated in the documentation of processes and systems as part of other support activities

Accomplishments

  • Achieved a 99% on time installation rate
  • Completed Major account implementation under budget resulting in $200,000 savings

 

Functional Subject Matter Expert (SMEs) project(s) and year(s) of experience obtained:
Business Analyst, One Carolina ERP Implementation, University of South Carolina – Columbia,  South Carolina, (2012- Current)

Senior Banner Consultant, Evans Consulting Group -Fort Collins, Colorado,         (2008- current)

Systems Consultant, SunGard –Collegis, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania,         (2007)

Banner Project Manager, Holmes Community College, Goodman, Mississippi,         (2006-2007)

Director of Financial Aid, Holmes Community College, Goodman, Mississippi, (2004-2006)

Oracle DBA/Associate Project Manager, Holmes Community College, Goodman, Mississippi, (2003-2004)

WMS Administrator, Dollar General Corporation, Indianola, Mississippi, (2002-2003)

Web Developer, Cyber Highway Internet Services, Jackson, Mississippi, (contract 2000-2001)

Systems Analyst, IBM TSS, Norcross, Georgia (1995 –1997)

CLIENTS AND REFERENCES

Start Date: 2/2012 End Date: current
Client/Project: University of South Carolina – One Carolina Banner ERP Implementation
Employer:
Title/Percentage of time: Business Analyst  100%
Description: Responsible for Unit /System/ User Acceptance testing for Banner Financial aid 8.17 implementation across 8 USC campuses. Also responsible for writing detailed specifications for modifications to the base line system.  Currently working with identity management and duplicate resolution as well.
Start Date: 5/2011 End Date: 2/2012
Client/Project: Johnson C. Smith University
Employer: Evans Consulting Group
Title/Percentage of time: Interim Director of Financial Aid
Description: Responsible for coordinating and administering title IV financial Aid, State Grants, and Institutional aid at a private non-profit university. Responsible reconfiguring and redeploying the financial aid information system and integrating it with Student and Accounts Receivable modules.
Start Date: 3/2010 End Date: 9/2011
Client/Project: Winston Salem State University
Employer: Evans Consulting Group
Title/Percentage of time:  Interim Director of Financial Aid/ 100%
Description: Responsible for coordinating and administering title IV financial Aid, State Grants, and Institutional aid at a public non-profit university. Responsible reconfiguring and redeploying the SCT Banner financial aid information system and integrating it with Student and Accounts Receivable modules.

EDUCATION

Education
Degree (i.e. PhD, Master’s, Bachelors) MBA Year Completed:    2003
Program Major(s) area of study:  Business Minor area of study:
University Keller School of Management

DeVry University

Atlanta, GA

Additional Education
Degree (i.e. PhD, Master’s, Bachelors) BS Year Completed:    2001
Program Major(s) area of study: Minor area of study:
University Jackson State University
Certifications/Affiliations
Name Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
Topic/Description Certified project management professional. Project management institute
Date completed 9/2011