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Debra Gonski Senior Application Administrator Enterprise Infrastructure

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(202) 885-3871
OIT - Enterprise Systems
Spring Valley Building - 220
BS in Political Science, Northeastern University MS in Public Policy, University of Maryland College Park

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Debra Gonski is a member of AU's Office of Information Technology (OIT) Enterprise Infrastructure team. She administers Ellucian Colleague product suite (Colleague on SQL, Portal on SharePoint, WebAdvisor, Self Service, Ethos, and UI on windows). She has managed our content management system for the website (CommonSpot application from Paperthin which runs on Windows and ColdFusion). Debra works with many groups within OIT to achieve results, implement technology and support our existing software. As part of those efforts she has been a project manager or technical lead on many projects, implemented various applications, and have helped build AU infrastructure. Recent projects include migrating Colleague to SQL, Migrating to CRM Advance, and Colleague Security Redesign.

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • Ellucian User Group
    Former Co-Chair IT Subcommittee

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Certifications

  • Leadership certification awarded by AU Human Resources.
  • Leading with Impact Certificate from American University Department of Human Resources and Training.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Office of Inforamtion Technology's Leadership by Example Award 2011

Professional Presentations

  • American University's Colleague Student Finance Self-Service, Ellucian Live 2014AU’s Colleague Student Finance Self-Service from A to Z, PADUG 2013
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place:  How to think Creatively When You are Under the Gun to Produce and Everyone Says “No” to the Vendor Solution Ellucian Live 2013
  • Disaster Strikes! How Do We Get Our ERP Back Online?, Ellucian Live 2013 and Datatel User Group 2012
  • War of the Constituencies: Migrating to a New Institutional Portal, Datatel User Group 2012 and Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2012
  • Evolution: Moving to a New Server, Datatel User Group 2011
  • Strategically Moving to Datatel Portal, Datatel User Group 2011
  • Managing Change in an Ever Changing Landscape, Datatel User Group 2006
  • Integrating Data from LiquidMatrix to Datatel and Back Again, Datatel User Group 2006
  • Double Action Marketing Power: The Combined Impact of Communications Management and Active Admissions, Datatel User Group 2006
  • Breaking the Silos - A Collaborative Approach to Active Admissions, Datatel User Group  2006
  • Exchanging Data: The Beta Client Story- Part 2, Datatel User Group 2003