The IT governance structure provides a forum within which the University can evaluate opportunities for increased coordination to determine if they would yield increased efficiency and/or improved levels of service.

Each committee has the following responsibilities for their areas of scope:

  • Develop and recommend or approve policy, as appropriate
  • Define and progressively refine the boundary between the services that are provided centrally and the services provided by the academic divisions
  • Participate in budget development through:
    • Approval of changes to priorities and services that do not require incremental funding
    • Review, evaluation, and prioritization of requests for IT investments and services that require incremental funding
    • Escalation of any requests that either require incremental funding or would have broad institutional impact to the IT Executive Committee for review and approval

Committee members include representatives from central IT, departmental IT, and all relevant stakeholder groups. It is expected that this IT governance model will continue to evolve over time.


Governance Committees

IT Executive Committee

Chair: Robert Clark

The IT Executive Committee is responsible for making decisions on all major IT investments for the University. Chaired by the Provost, this committee reviews the proposals and recommendations of the IT Advisory Committees and provides guidance on IT priorities in alignment with the University’s strategic direction. Membership includes the CFO, Medical Center CEO, Medical Center CFO, Senior VP for Research, University CIO, and Medical Center CIO.


IT Security Policy Committee

Chair: Robert Clark
Co-Chair: Gail Norris

This committee will function differently than other advisory committees as it will review and approve policy decisions that govern the security of University data and systems and inform the IT Executive Committee of any new policies or changes to existing policies. They will oversee the University-wide information security strategy and interact directly with the IT Executive Committee as needed. They will also sponsor communications regarding information security policies or practices that impact the usability of University systems.


Clinical IT Advisory Committee

Chair: David Krusch, M.D.

This is a special committee where all areas of scope reside exclusively within the Medical Center. This committee will develop and recommend policy decisions that govern access to and provision of the Medical Center’s clinical systems and services, and those of its affiliates. It will review and evaluate requests for major investments in clinical systems and services, such as future enhancements to eRecord and telemedicine, and review major investment decisions with the IT Executive Committee for awareness.


Research IT Advisory Committee

Chair: Brendan Mort, Ph.D.
Co-Chairs: Steve Dewhurst, Ph.D., and David Williams, Ph.D.

This committee will develop and recommend policy decisions that govern access to and provision of research computing systems and services at the University. They will review and evaluate requests for major investments in research computing systems and services, such as support for the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation and big data, and present recommendations to the IT Executive Committee for approval. They will also sponsor liaisons with external parties to further support investments in research computing, such as partnerships with government agencies, private corporations, and peer universities.


Educational Technology Advisory Committee

Chair: TBD
Co-Chair: Steve Wormsley

This committee will develop and recommend policy decisions that govern access to and provision of educational technology systems and services at the University. They will review and evaluate requests for major investments in educational technology systems and services and present recommendations to the IT Executive Committee for approval.


Enterprise Systems Advisory Committee

Chair: Julie Myers
Co-Chair: Steve Wormsley

This committee will develop and recommend policy decisions that govern access to and provision of the University’s enterprise systems and services. They will review and evaluate requests for major investments in enterprise systems and services, such as the replacement of legacy systems, and present recommendations to the IT Executive Committee for approval. Areas of scope include student systems, finance systems, HR systems, advancement systems, supply chain management systems, and data warehouse.


Core Technologies Advisory Committee

Chair: Rick Haverty
Co-Chair: Robert Evangelista

This committee will develop and recommend policy decisions that govern access to and provision of the University’s network systems and services. They will review and evaluate requests for major infrastructure investments in network systems and services and present recommendations to the IT Executive Committee for approval. Areas of scope include network systems, telecommunications systems, unified communications, mobile, teleconferencing systems, and videoconferencing systems.


Data Center Systems Advisory Committee

Chair: John Fitzpatrick
Co-Chair: Rick Haverty

This committee will continue to develop and recommend policy decisions that govern access to and provision of the University’s data center facilities. They will continue to review and evaluate requests for major infrastructure investments in the Data Center facilities and its associated systems and services, such as servers and storage, and present recommendations to the IT Executive Committee for approval.


Data Security Task Force

Chair: David Lewis
Co-Chair: Tom Barnett

The University faces ever-increasing threats to the security of data stored electronically. The Data Security Task Force was established to ensure that we are best able to mitigate those threats. This committee is responsible for the tactical aspects of information security, including developing policy and procedure, overseeing the deployment of technology, assessing risk, recommending strategies for risk mitigation, and developing strategies for education and awareness.

Members

Other Committees

IT Campus Leaders

Information technology leaders from across the University share information, develop recommendations and proposals, and support subgroup and special interest group collaborations through the IT Campus Leaders Group.

Members