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Data Governance Organization

 

Data Management Council
Jay Coleman, Strategic Analytics

Scott Bennett, Administration and Finance

Rick Buck, Privacy Office

John Kantner, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs & the Graduate School

Karen Lucas, Enrollment Services

 

The Data Management 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 Governance Committee (Comprised of Data Stewards and Functional Subject/Area Experts)

 

Data Steward/ Core Data Domain:

Chad Learch, Student

Anissa Agne, Financial Aid

Valerie Stevenson, Finance

Carrie Guth, Human Resources

Olga Igolnikov, Advancement and Alumni

 

Functional Subject/ Area Expert:

Jay Coleman, Strategic Analytics

Scott Bennett, Administration and Finance

Rick Buck, Privacy Office

Abby Willcox, Institutional Research

Karen Lucas, Enrollment Services

Joan Campbell, Compliance 

Dmitriy Bond, Information Technology

Jason Jones, Information Technology

Jeff Durfee, Information Technology

Kim Downs, Information Technology

John Reis, General Counsel

Shawn Brayton, Academic Programs

Megan Kuehner, Graduate Admissions and Enrollment

Deb Miller, Learning Management System

 

Mission of the Data Governance Committee:

The Data Governance Committee is advisory to the Data Management Council. The Data Governance Committee provides guidance for tactical and strategic data management practices across the university and gains consensus on data polices and standards, data security and privacy, data quality and consistency, data retention, archiving and disposition, and adherence to federal and state compliance laws. The committee consists of key stakeholders, representatives of key functional units, and information technology services.

 

Goals of the Data Governance Committee:

  • Increase data driven decision making at UNF
  • Protect needs of data stakeholders by understanding and communicating data dependencies

 

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.

 

Role of Functional Subject Experts:

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. The Functional Subject Experts included on the Data Governance Committee are not inclusive of all Functional Subject Experts at UNF.

 

Responsibilities and Characteristics of Data Governance Committee Members

 

Responsibilities

  • Individual "gatekeepers" for the area(s) they represent
    • Should be subject matter experts
    • Some technical skill or background desirable
     
  • Assure validity and consistency of data--contribute to and help manage metadata
  • Assist with data quality and enrichment efforts
  • Contribute to enterprise business glossary
  • Escalate issues they cannot resolve to Data Management Council
  • Implement changes to business process or other data management practice decided on by DGC

Characteristics

  • More knowledegable/details about an area and their business rules
  • Focused on their team/department
  • Ability to document/write business processes and data definitions