TPO Team Bios

Jon Conhaim, Project Management Lead

Jon Conhaim has been working at UC Berkeley for a total of 20 years. He joined the TPO in July 2006. Previously, Jon was the Manager of Interactive Technology at Clear Ink. He served as Founding Technical Manager for the UC Berkeley Extension online course program, and Director of the eBerkeley Program.

Jon's areas of expertise include developing and deploying student and administrative IT services, collaborating among multiple campus units, and developing online educational courses. Some of his TPO projects include eProcurement, the deployment of which will improve purchasing-to-payment transactional operations for campus units and departments; UC Berkeley Extension Student System, an RFP process to identify and purchase an enterprise system that provides a fully integrated platform for all business processes including student registration, program administration, finance, and accounting; and Analysis of Classroom Utilization, the use analysis of 225 central campus classrooms managed by the Office of the Registrar to identify ways in which their use can be maximized for teaching and learning.

A UC Berkeley alumnus with a B.A. in History, Jon has a certification in Project Management from UC Berkeley Extension, and is credentialed as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. He is also a co-winner of the 2008 Larry L. Sautter Golden Award for Innovation in Information Technology.

Shelly Kleinschrodt, Senior Project Manager

Shelly Kleinschrodt, Ph.D., joined the TPO in September 2008. Her fields of experience encompass student services, academic administration, human resources, and technology solutions. She has taught at the college level and has worked in private and public institutions, her experience spanning a total of 30 years. Before coming to the Berkeley, Shelly directed a business analysis unit in the CIO's office at the University of Minnesota.

Her broad base of experience in higher education makes Shelly comfortable in many project areas. She has worked in large institutions with complex systems, and has strong analytic and problem-solving skills. She has served on advisory boards and working groups for users of PeopleSoft, and understands common problems in institutions and how to share experiences and solutions. Her TPO projects include APBears (Academic Personnel at Berkeley Electronic Achievement and Review System), a 3-year project funded by the IT Bank to deliver a database for capturing faculty achievements and an electronic routing system to process faculty reviews; Jazzee, the new graduate admission system that will be offered at UC Berkeley beginning September 2011; and Berkeley Law's Summer LLM (Master of Laws) program, the first summer-only degree-granting program at Berkeley.

Shelly earned a doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration/Higher Education from the University of Minnesota in 1988. She holds an M.A. in Educational Administration and Special Education and a B.A. in Child Psychology and Criminal Justice Studies. With her partners in a consulting business, Shelly has published a book to help families plan for college.

Rich Meyer, Senior Project Manager

Rich Meyer joined the TPO in September 2011. Rich has a background in user-centered design, business process analysis, and web-based services. He has worked with academic and research professionals for many years, both at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley. He has extensive experience working with and facilitating large collaborations. He has worked on an international nuclear physics project that built the STAR detector involving more than 50 institutions, and Bamboo, an analysis project that identified and organized the technology needs of arts and humanities faculty involving more than 120 institutions. He also worked at Nextel Corporation during its national rollout, and at Ross International during a national point-of-sale upgrade.

Rich has just completed the development of Tech Commons, a common-good, technology-discovery tool for the campus. He is the project manager of the new service catalog, its shopping cart, and its customer-focused service management portal for the central IT division. In addition, he is the lead project manager for the deployment of Box.net and its programmatic roadmap.

Rich holds a Masters degree in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley's School of Information. He also holds a B.A. degree from UC Berkeley in Dramatic Arts.