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The 2017 Conference

It was an exciting and highly productive conference! That was the consensus of participating company executives and college presidents. HERDI South held its third annual conference last December at the beautiful Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Our 2017 Advisory Board was composed of twenty-seven college leaders representing the eleven Southern Association states and included, for the first time, representation from a private university. Members attending the 2017 Winter Conference and their institutions were as follows:

Crystal Albrecht, Alvin CC; Shah Ardalan, Lone Star-University Park College; William Coppola, Tarrant County College; Gene Couch, Virginia Highlands CC; Jenny Giron, El Paso CC; Ty Handy, Jefferson Technical and Community College; Seelpa Keshvala, Lone Star-Cyfair; James Klauber, Calhoun CC; Vern Lindquist, Richard Bland CC; Carlos Morales, Connect Campus Fort Worth; Amy Rosenthal, Southwestern Adventist University; Ken Shaw, Southwestern Adventist; Patricia Skinner, Gaston College; Walt Tobin, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College; and John Turner, Louisiana Delta CC.

Jana Kooi, Florida State College, Jacksonville, chaired the Board.

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Six companies held panels: Ferrilli; QualEvo; triOS; Cengage; Hanover Research; and Ellucian. For the third year in a row, Ferrilli sponsored the closing banquet and ZogoTech sponsored the Advisory Board reception. We had two companies observe the panel process: Sales Force and Community College Jobs. Community College Jobs also sponsored the Advisory Board Luncheon.
Our HERDI South staff includes Dr. Jim Catanzaro, Director; Rhonda Catanzaro, Associate Director; Kathy Roman, HERDI Logistics, and Mark Butland, Senior Advisor.

HERDI South 2017 will be held December 6-7 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Panels and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information please contact HERDI South Director Dr. Jim Catanzaro at 423-718-8375 or

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