Data Stewards

Data Stewards are recommended by the AVP of Information Security and appointed by the Vice President for Information Technology. Data governance is a quality control discipline that includes the categorization, access management, use, maintenance, and protection of organizational information.


Each Data Steward is responsible for overseeing strategic and tactical data management for their particular data subject area as specified below and according to the responsibilities specified in data management policies and standards.

Data Stewards will strive to ensure that the guidance promulgated and published by the UDMC support and complement sector specific requirements while facilitating the widespread and appropriate access to and use of information.

Data Stewards shall develop and maintain high-level guidance for data access, management and handling, from the creation of the data through its destruction or long-term/permanent retention, through the adoption of policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures or other appropriate documentation or tools for their defined subject area. Data Stewards shall update guidance as necessary.

Data Stewards shall highlight the need for the development or refinement of policies and standards to ensure operationally significant information is available, accurate, and up to date. See more . . . . 

Data Stewards      

Data Subject Area Data Steward
Affiliate Data Sara Chambers
Advancement Data (donor & alumni) Mary Bonk
Contracts and Grants/Research Administration Data Lora O'Connor
Employee & Benefits Data Laura Kress
Facilities Data Susan Fleener (Interim)
Faculty Data Susan McCammon
Financial and Budget Data Sterling George
Health Data Claire Tempel
International Programs Data Denise Gardiner (Interim)
Learning Management & Learning Analytics Data Emily Oakes
Library Data Jon Dunn
Purchasing and Travel Data Tally Thrasher 
Research Data Heather Coates
Research Compliance Marlise Blackburn
Student Data Jeff Johnston

Data Management Advisors

Data Management Advisors are ex officio members representing advisory offices or functions.

Office Representative
Chief Information Security Officer Andrew Korty
Sr. Data Admin Program Manager Julie Aders
HIPAA Security Officer Jason Bozarth
University Budget and Planning Sam Adams
University Counsel Jeff Goetz
Internal Audit Dennis Gillespie

Data Steward Delegates

Data Steward Delegates handle day to day activities as assigned by the Data Stewards.  Additionally, when the UDMC works on issues related to a specific domain and/or calls together the group of Stewards, the Delegate may represent the Steward if the Steward is unavailable.

Office Delegate
Affiliate Data Eric Cosens
Alumni and Foundation Jaylyn Lee
Employee & Benefits  Bob DeGiorgio
Facilities  Paul Wesner
Faculty and Academic Affairs Shravya Saripella and Akash Shah 
Financial and Budget Anna Jensen
Health Jason Bozarth
Internal Audit  Andrew Myers
International Programs Tim Climis
Library Lori Duggan (1) and Andrew Asher (2)
Library - Records Retention Molly Wittenberg
Purchasing and Travel Dawn Bodle
Research Marlise Blackburn
Research Admin (C&G) Heather Coates
Research Compliance Lora O'Connor
Student Richard Nourie  

Subject Matter Experts

Office Representative
Client Services and Support Momi Ford
UITS Systems Jacob Farmer
Public Safety and Institutional Assurance-Physical Safety Benjamin Hunter
REN-ISAC Kim Milford
University Information Policy  Eric Cosens
University Archives Molly Wittenberg
University Research and Reporting Todd Schmitz