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Office of Institutional Research

Data Governance Organization

Data Governance Council

  • Brian Verkamp, Co-Chair, Information Technology Services
  • Abby Willcox, Co-Chair, Institutional Research
  • Scott Bennett, Administration and Finance
  • John Kantner, Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs & the Graduate School
  • Robyn Blank, Compliance Officer
  • Jason Jones, Enterprise Systems
  • Dmitriy Bond, Enterprise Systems
  • Jeff Durfee, Information Security
  • Susan Perez, Undergraduate Studies

The Data Governance Council provides key leadership to the institutional data governance initiative by providing oversight and strategic decision making on the following areas: data policies and standards, data security and privacy, data access, data quality and consistency, data retention, archiving and disposition, and adherence to federal and state compliance laws.

Data Stewards and Data Domains

  • Chad Learch, Student
  • Carrie Guth, Human Resources
  • Anissa Agne, Financial Aid
  • Valerie Stevenson, Finance
  • Olga Igolnikov, University Development and Alumni Engagement

Role of Data Stewards:

Primarily Responsible for managing definitions of data and data elements in their specialized business area, in conjunction with their colleagues, other data stewards, and functional subject experts across campus. They identify data quality and usage issues and join Data Governance project teams to resolve specific problems. They approve the use of area data in data deliverables (reports, dashboards, integrations, etc.) for internal and external use.

Data Management Working Group

  • Abby Willcox, Co-Chair, Institutional Research
  • Jason Jones, Co-Chair, Information Technology Services, Business Intelligence
  • Megan Kuehner, Information Technology Services, Project Management Office
  • Jeff Durfee, Information Technology Services, Information Technology Security
  • Tony Turrin, Information Technology Services, Project Management Office

The Data Management Working Group provides oversight to the data governance initiative to document new and existing data integrations in the Data Cookbook.