The Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rebecca Schubert as the Coordinator of the GMHEC Employee Wellbeing Program. In this newly created position, she will coordinate efforts to establish a culture of health and wellbeing under the GMHEC umbrella at each member school and across the Consortium. This will include identifying promotional needs, recommending, implementing and evaluating wellbeing programs and initiatives, assessing the wellbeing program effectiveness and communicating.
During the last several years, the Human Resources and Benefit teams have made significant progress in cost containment efforts related to health insurance. Due to our vendor relationship with CIGNA which focuses on health initiatives and the commitment each college has demonstrated to Wellbeing, this position has been fully funded by CIGNA.
We are fortunate to have hired Rebecca with deep experience in health management. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a lifelong passion for wellbeing and a commitment to self-actualization. She holds masters degrees in Nutrition Education and Executive Leadership and has over fifteen years experience working in the health and wellness arena. She is passionate about supporting others to make their vision of health and wellbeing their reality and has spent the last eight years coaching clients in the primary care setting. Prior to that she worked for the VT Department of Health where she gained valuable experience in managing population health programs. Her passion, personal commitment to wellbeing, education and work experience will support the work of the Consortium in its aim to support employee wellbeing and engagement and reduce medical spending. When she’s not working, you will most likely find her spending time with her husband and dog, hiking, snowshoeing, lifting weights or training for an endurance event.
Feel free to reach out to Rebecca at email@example.com to welcome her or share any insights.
Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 20, 2017 – The Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) has selected Oracle Cloud Applications to modernize critical finance and human resources business processes to increase customer service levels while reducing administrative costs. With Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, GMHEC will be able to empower faculty, staff, and students to embrace modern best practices, drive institutional innovation and optimize the overall learning experience.
GMHEC is a collaborative endeavor of three Vermont colleges: Champlain College, Middlebury College and Saint Michael’s College. In order to continue to deliver the best possible student and staff experiences, GMHEC needed to replace its existing legacy on-premises business systems – which rely on manual processes and operate in a silo – with a unified business platform supporting modern best practices, real-time data insights, and transparent reporting across its campuses. After a careful evaluation of competing solutions, GMHEC selected Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle EPM Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud to modernize its finance, reporting, procurement, recruitment and on-boarding processes.
“GMHEC aims to create a collaborative environment where we are sharing best practices across all three colleges to directly address rising educational costs and continue to make higher education accessible and affordable to all students,” said Corinna Noelke, executive director, Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium. “Collectively, we selected Oracle as it has a proven history of success in the higher education market, as well as the resources to continue to drive innovation and to allow implementation of standardized best business practices within a single instance for all member colleges.”
With Oracle ERP Cloud, GMHEC will be able to leverage a complete, modern and secure solution to streamline and optimize financial processes. Oracle EPM Cloud will enable GMHEC to strategically analyze data for accurate forecasting. Oracle HCM Cloud will enable the HR teams of the GMHEC schools to spend less time on manual processes and more time on sourcing, developing and retaining top talent through self-service capabilities that empower employees to engage with each other.
“Higher-education institutions are constantly challenged to reduce their administrative costs and optimize business processes in order to meet rapidly changing student and faculty demands,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle. “With Oracle Cloud Applications, the GMHEC team will be able to improve operational efficiency and increase productivity in order to spend more time focused on the student and staff experience.”
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About Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium
The Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) is a collaborative endeavor of three Vermont colleges: Champlain College, Middlebury College and Saint Michael’s College. The colleges created the consortium in 2013 to create and foster economic efficiencies and improved business and administrative practices across their campuses.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors for the GMHEC it is my pleasure to announce that Corinna Noelke has been named the Executive Director of the recently formed consortium. Corinna has had numerous roles at Middlebury College since 2006, and has been an instrumental in our consortium efforts to date. Corinna brings vast experience in Business Management, Auxiliaries, Special Projects, and Finance.
Corinna has been Middlebury College’s lead to the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC), and has supported the chief financial officers of Middlebury College, Champlain College and Saint Michael’s College in implementing some early wins for the consortium including;
- Implemented first GMHEC-wide project: combined purchasing card contract with JP Morgan and implementation of purchasing card at Champlain College; in process of contracting for and implementing Office Supply Contract.
- Working with the schools on possible implementation of T&E management software & combined processing.
- In exploratory phase of combining benefits administration for the three schools.
- Worked with core team of 3 and outside consulting firm on taking over an existing Schools Abroad Program in Oxford, UK to create the new Middlebury College-CMRS Oxford Humanities Program.
- Project Management: Rolling out Project/Process Management Software PIEmatrix across Middlebury’s campus as part of an initiative of the Collaborative Resource Center of the GMHEC.
I wanted to thank the all the parties who participated in the search process of our first Executive Director. Your time and commitment to finding the right candidate is greatly appreciated and we are confident Corinna will bring energy and focus to growing the role of the consortium at each of the its member institutions.
Please join me in welcoming Corinna to her new role, which she will officially begin on April 13th.
David J. Provost
Senior Vice President, Office of Institutional Advancement and Finance, Champlain College
President, Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium