The Associate Registrar for Student Records at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jim attended his first workshop in 1989 and virtually every User Conference since 1990. His ready smile and thoughtful demeanor put everyone around him at ease. New members of the community found in Jim an eager listener, and experienced users found him to be full of practical advice.
When I started attending conferences around 2001, Jim was one of the first personalities I came to associate with the community and the company’s products. I quickly realized that at the core of everything Jim said was genuine concern for students’ success. I looked forward to connecting with him every summer and not seeing his face in the crowd at this year’s conference was extremely hard. I’m sure many other community members felt the same.
Donations from users during the conference amounted to $480, after a dollar-for-dollar match by CollegeSource. The money was given to the Scleroderma Foundation on July 5th on behalf of the “DARS/CollegeSource User Community.”