Data Governance Committee

The IT department is leading an effort on campus to ensure data integrity and provide a uniform understanding of data across the organization.  This will allow us to leverage the reporting tool, Argos, and provide reports that allow for data driven decisions.  The following is a summary of what the team is working towards.

What is Data Governance?

Data governance is an emerging discipline with an evolving definition.  The discipline embodies a convergence of data quality, data management, data policies, business process management, and risk management surrounding the handling of data in an organization.  (Note:  The Data Governance Committee will determine the prioritization of selected quality initiatives for the University with final approval from the Vice President for Instructional, Administrative & Information Technology.)

What is Data Standardization?

Data standardization is the process of achieving agreement on common data definitions, representation, and structures to which all data layers must conform.

What is a Data Dictionary?

A set of information describing the contents, format, and structure of a database and the relationship between its elements, used to control access to and manipulation of the database.  (Example:  a data dictionary will serve as a user’s handbook in finding out where in Banner (tables/fields) to pull a list of active enrolled, A-Section students, involved in FIRST Robotics.  This document will help ensure quality Argos reports are built from the correct data source.  Note:  All data security parameters will dictate authorization to datasets.)

Committee Members

Accounts Receivable

Julie Dodge, Business Office

Kathleen Goodrich, Accounts Receivable


Kelly Holmquist, Admissions, Marketing Communication and Enrollment

Todd Steele, Graduate Office

Advancement & Alumni

Theresa Allen, University Advancement


Dennis Liagre, Business Office

Financial Aid

Diane Bice, Financial Aid

Human Resources

Camilla Kemp, Human Resources

Kimberly Rodden, Business Office

Institutional Effectiveness

Edwin Imasuen, Institutional Effectiveness


Katie Bosio, Student Life

Doug Bourassa, Co-op & Experiential Education

Natalie Candela, Academic Success Center

David Hamilton, International Office

Mike Mosher, Registrar’s Office

Bonnie Switzer, Graduate Programs & Research

Tracey Rodgerson, Learning Management System


Tabitha Bourassa, Instructional, Administrative & Information Technology

Wendy Bussure, Instructional, Administrative & Information Technology

Wayne Cole, Instructional, Administrative & Information Technology

Dan Nowacyzk, Instructional, Administrative & Information Technology

Viola Sprague, Vice President of Instructional, Administrative & Information Technology

Please contact the Help Desk at or by phone at extension 8324 for more information.