Mississippi College

Cindy Hampton Leads Banner Group

November 4, 2008

Cindy Hampton, a longtime staff member with the Mississippi College Department of Computer Services, is the new president of the Mississippi Banner Users Group.

MC joins 13 other schools in-state that use the Sungard Higher Education Banner software.

Others include: Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women, Jackson State University, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Itawamba Community College. Many other institutions around the nation and worldwide use Banner software. Sungard's national meeting last spring in California attracted more than 8,000 visitors.

Hampton is delighted to be the group's new leader.

"The organization is about working together to make the software work better for all of us,'' Hampton said Tuesday. "It is a good way to network with colleagues in the state. It helps us to have somebody to call and contact.''

A graduate of Hinds Community College and MC, Hampton is the MC department's trainer/help desk coordinator. She's served her alma mater in Clinton for more than 31 years.

As the leader of the Mississippi users group for 2008-2009, Hampton presides at all meetings, appoints special committees, calls special meetings and is responsible for providing the program for each regular meeting. Her one year as president of the state's Banner organization will end in September 2009. She previously served as president-elect for the past year.

The Mississippi Banner Users Group recently held their annual conference at the Whisperings Woods Conference Center in Olive Branch. Those attending from MC included human resources director Marilyn Sauls, registrar Cathy Van Devender, controller Cheryl Mobley and Lori Bobo, coordinator for alumni affairs. Others on hand for the conference included MC staffers Marilyn Allen, Ellen Little, Angie Miller, Denise Mummert, Anna Warren and Donna Winstead.

Hampton and her husband, Donnie, who works at Puckett Machinery, have two children, including a daughter, Melissa, who is a student at Mississippi College. A native of Arkansas, Cindy Hampton grew up in Jackson.

Hampton can turn to familiar faces for advice about Banner. Angie Miller, a computer services programmer, and Marilyn Sauls both serve on Mississippi's Banner board.

Photo: Cindy Hampton

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