IT Governance Committee Membership

Table of Contents

IT Executive Committee
Academic and Student Systems Technology
Research Computing
Administrative Technology
IT Infrastructure and Campus Services

IT Executive Committee

Members

  • Mark Schlissel - Provost (Chair)
  • Katherine Bergeron - Dean of the College, Chair of the Academic Systems Committee
  • David Savitz - Vice President of Research, Chair of the Research Systems Committee  
  • Lindsay J. Graham, Executive Dean for Administration - Bio-Med Medical Affairs
  • Beppie Huidekoper - Executive Vice President, Chair of the Administrative Systems Committee
  • Kevin McLaughlin - Dean of the Faculty
  • Ravi Pendse - Vice President, Computing and Information Services/CIO 
  • Steven Lubar - Professor of American Studies, Chair of the Information Technology Advisory Board
  • Jack Elias - Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences 

Charge

  • Set Brown-wide IT goals, strategies and policies
  • Annually update rolling 5 year capital plan
  • Regularly review the portfolio of IT projects and investments across Brown
    • Identify gaps, leverage investments, identify opportunities
  • Bi-annually prioritize, approve and sponsor large IT projects
    • Ensure projects are fiscally responsible and assess whether funding mechanisms are satisfactory
  • Quarterly allocate discretionary project funds to four subcommittees
  • Annually recommend CIS IT operational funding
  • Periodically review IT staffing investments across Brown
  • Communicate IT priorities back to community

Academic and Student Systems Technology Committee

Members

  • Katherine Bergeron - Dean of the College (Chair)
  • Rob Fitzgerald - University Registrar 
  • Harriette Hemmassi - University Librarian
  • Christopher Keith - Director of Information Technology (DOC) 
  • John Styer, Director- Enterprise Application Services (CIS)
  • Scott Thacher -Director of Information Technology (CLSS) 
  • Jim Tilton - Director of Financial Aid 
  • Peter Weber - Dean of Graduate School 
  • Catherine Zabriskie - Director, Academic Technology (CIS)
  • Others as needed 

Charge

  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between IT providers and University offices responsible for curriculum and instruction
  • Collect, endorse and prioritize requests for instructional IT projects
  • Fund smaller projects using funds from IT Executive Committee
  • Sponsor/set priorities for larger projects to be considered by IT Executive Committee
  • Monitor portfolio of projects related to instructional technology
  • Establish and charter academic systems subcommittees as needed, e.g. Student Systems
  • Report back on activities to IT Executive Committee
  • Recommend policies related to instructional technology
  • Act as executive Sponsor Committee for all instructional technology projects

Research Computing Committee

Members

  • David Savitz - Vice President of Research  (Chair) 
  • Jaime Combariza - Executive Director, Center for Computation & Visualization (CCV)
  • Andrew Foster, Professor of Economics 
  • Edward Hawrot - Associate Dean, Program in Biology
  • Harriette Hemmasi, University Librarian
  • Steven Lubar, Professor of American Civilization
  • Amanda Lynch, Professor of Geological Sciences
  • Robert Pelcovits, Professor of Physics
  • Ravi Pendse, VP for Computing & Information Services/CIO
  • John Spadaro - Director, Technical Architecture & Outreach
  • Terrie Wetle, Professor of Health Services Policy & Practice
  • Others as needed

Charge

  • Ensure that the University's infrastructure and systems are enabling research at Brown
  • Collect, endorse and prioritize requests for use of technology by the research community
  • Fund smaller projects using IT Executive Committee
  • Sponsor/set priorities for larger projects to be considered by IT executive Committee
  • Monitor portfolio of projects related to use of technology by the research community
  • Report back on activities to IT Executive Committee
    Recommend policies related to use of technology by the research community
  • Act as Executive Sponsor Committee for all technology projects related to use of technology in support of the research community

Administrative Technology Committee

Permanent Members

  • Elizabeth Huidekoper - Executive VP, Finance & Administration (Chair)
  • Beth Gentry, Assistant Vice President, Financial & Administrative Services 
  • Lindsay J. Graham, Executive Dean for Administration - Bio-Med Medical Affairs 
  • Donald Schanck, Assistant Vice President and University Controller 
  • John Styer, Director- Enterprise Application Services (CIS)

Ad Hoc Members

  • Russell Carey, Senior Vice President for Corporation Affairs & Governance
  • Karen Davis, Vice President for Human Resources
  • Nancy Dunbar, Associate Provost 
  • Susan Howitt, Associate Vice President for Budget and Planning 
  • Patricia Watson, Senior Vice President for University Advancement 
  • Steve Maiorisi, Vice President for Facilities Management 
  • Marisa Quinn, Vice President for Public Affairs and University Relations 

 Charge

  • Ensure that the University's administrative systems are meeting the needs of faculty, staff and students
  • Collect, endorse and prioritize requests for administrative systems projects and:
    • Fund smaller projects using allocation from IT Executive Committee
    • Sponsor larger projects to be considered by IT Executive Committee
    • Monitor portfolio of projects related to administrative systems
    • Report back on activities to IT Executive Committee
    • Recommend policies related to administrative systems
    • Establish & charter Administrative Systems Subcommittees as needed (e.g. HR/Finance, Research Administration)
    • Coordinate priorities across Administrative Systems Subcommittes

IT Infrastructure and Campus Services Committee

Members

  • Ravi Pendse, VP for Computing & Information Services/CIO (Chair)
  • Kathy D'Aguanno - Director, Finance & Administration (CIS)
  • John Spadaro - Director, Technical Architecture & Outreach
  • Scott Thacher - Chair, Community Technology Consortium 
  • Tim Wells - Director, Telecom Network, Computing Facilities  & Media Services (CIS)
  • Linnea Wolfe - Director, Infrastructure Services (CIS)
  • Others as needed

Charge

  • Ensure that network, security, campus services, servers and storage, help desk and device support services are meeting the needs of the University
  • Collect, endorse and prioritize requests for IT infrastructure & broad campus services projects and:
  • Fund smaller projects using allocation from IT Executive Committee
  • Sponsor larger projects to be considered by IT Executive Committee
  • Set and regularly review campus IT architecture
  • Monitor portfolio of projects related to IT infrastructure & campus services
  • Recommend policies and standards related to IT infrastructure & campus services
  • Report back on activities to IT Executive Commitee
  • Coordinate priorities and requests for input from Brown IT Leaders Council
  • Act as Executive Sponsor Committee for all IT infrastructure & campus services projects