Currently, Liberty University works with several different third party and in-house developed applications that separately manage the events that we host and the resources associated with those events.

These events range from our annual Homecoming Weekend with campus concerts and College For A Weekends (CFAW) spread intermittently throughout. There are almost a numberless amount of activities that can be classified as an “Event”, so what does this look like for Liberty University?

With the management of our events being spread out over multiple applications and individually managed by different departments, organization of these events proves to be a difficult task. Our task is large and our goals are being defined as we move forward to an organized and user defined product that will enhance the University’s ability to be competitive on the Events Management forefront.

Products and Services

  • College For A Weekend Registration
  • Homecoming Registration
  • Campus Visits and Tours Registration
  • Friendly Friday Registration
  • Parent's Weekend Registration
  • Theatre Arts Registration
  • Visual Zen Events - Online Registration Portal
  • Visual Zen Orientation - Orientation Registration Portal
  • Campus Calendar -
  • Equipment Inventory Management System
  • Ticketing System (games, concerts, plays, etc.)
  • Space & Academic Scheduling System
  • Social Tables - Event Space Design Tool


Product Release Notes


Events Management Team:

Kelly Mayhew

Program Manager

Kelly has been with Liberty's IT Development team since 2012. Starting as the Project Manager for the Events Team, Kelly has managed multiple teams and special projects over the course of the last few years.  She currently serves as a Program Manager of the Events Team and the Campus Services Team. Some of her most successful applications created/implemented for the University are: Flames Pass Photo Upload, Swiper, Homecoming Registration, 25Live Space & Academic Scheduling and Kiosk Applications used at various locations.  Her knowledge and experience with the University continues to grow with each IT Project implemented by her teams.

Sarah Rexrode

Project Manager - Custom Developed Applications

Sarah joined Liberty in 2011 in the Center for Curriculum Development supporting Blackboard and leading a team of Instructional Technologists. In 2014, she transitioned to IT Project Manager in Enterprise Architecture before moving into IT Development in 2015 as a Project Manager for the Events Team. She manages University Event related software which consist of internally developed and third party purchased products supported by developers and product development support.



Sarah Francis

Project Manager - Third Party Applications

Sarah joined Liberty as a student worker in 2012 within IT's Analytics & Decision Support department.  In 2014 she joined IT Development as a Project Manager Apprentice, supporting Events, Cards, CRM and Student Life Teams.  In 2015 Sarah was moved into a Product Development Support role enabling her to use her knowledge of software applications to assist the Events Team customer base.  She's recently moved into a Project Manager role to better support the relationship between our vendors and our users of these third party applications.  She currently manages projects for upgrades, user support and expanding application knowledge across the university.



Charlie Newman

Software Developer

Charlie is new to IT Development and is currently Software Developer for the Events Team.  A '92 graduate of Liberty University, he brings with him over 18 years of experience in software development.  Charlie has held multiple positions in his career within IT (Business Analyst, Programmer Analyst, System Analyst, QA, Project Coordinator, Team Lead and more), all of which make him an excellent asset to the growing Events Team.