IT Governance

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Campus IT Plan

  • Sustaining New Synergies
  • Governance Plan
  • Committee Membership
  • Committee Charter
  • CITPC Proposed Approach
  • Sub-committee Membership Structure

IT Operational Oversight Committee (OOC)

The IT Operational Oversight Committee (OOC) was formed as a part of the Purdue University Campus Information Technology Plan (CITP). The OOC focuses on the coordination and collaboration of IT resources across campus. It recommends IT priorities, oversees and endorses Common Good IT Services, and endorses IT budget requests. The OOC may also work on special IT initiatives delegated to it by the IT Strategic Governance Committee (SGC).

OOC membership is a cross-representative team of campus IT leaders. The chairperson of the OOC is the Chief Information Officer. OOC members typically work on small, ad-hoc and strategic committees to address University IT resource issues. The reports of these small working committees are shared with all OOC and SGC members for review. The whole OOC meets at least four times a year; small working committees meet more frequently.

Members of the Operational Oversight Committee are:

Linda Baer, Assistant Comptroller
Heather Brotherton, Web Systems Administrator
David Carmichael, Director of Engineering Computer Network
Brett Chambers, Director of Information Technology - College of Liberal Arts Administration
Alex Chubykin, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science
Jim Daniel, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Science
Patricia Davies, Director Herrick Labs/Professor Mechanical Engineering
Brian Dilkes, Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Vicki Farnsworth, Senior Director Business Systems Competency Center
Doug Foster, Associate Vice President for IT Application Services and Deputy CIO
Jane Frankenberger, Professor of Agriculture and Biological Engineering
Diana Hancock, Director of Commercialization
Greg Hedrick, Chief Information Security Officer
Mona Holdcraft, Director of Financial Affairs - Health and Human Sciences
Ned Howell, Vice President for Research and Managing Director Launching Centers and Institutes
Robin Jones, Director of Technical Services, Purdue Extended Campus
Logan Jordan, Associate Dean of Administration, Krannert School of Management
Julie Kercher-Updike, Associate Vice President IT Customer Relations
Tatiana Kuznetsova, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Computer Science
Markus Lill, Professor, Medicinal Chemistry/Molecular Pharmacology
Kevin Maurer, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Assessment
George McCabe, Associate Dean Academic Affairs, College of Science-Administration
Gerry McCartney, Vice President for Information Technology, CIO and Professor Technology
Annette Parsons, Associate AP - Systems Administrator, University Development Office
Jon Peterson, Assistant Professor, Math Department
Julianne Pierson, Account Clerk IV, College of Health and Human Sciences
Dan Schumacher, Director IT Infrastructure Services (interim)
Pat Smoker, Director/Department Head, College of Ag IT
Mitch Springer, Associate Professor Organizational Leadership and Supervision
John Turek, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Jeff Turkstra, Software Engineer, Research Computing
Amy Van Epps, Associate Professor Library Science
Kevin Vedder, Senior Director Organizational Effectiveness, Human Resources
Tiffany Weatherford, Instructional Designer and Training Specialist, Human Resources
Tim Winders, Vice Chancellor Information Services, Purdue Northwest

OOC Reports


  • Second Supplemental Report - Explore Email Outsourcing - Aug. 2015
  • ITaP Cost Savings Opportunities - Aug. 2015
  • Review of Graduate Instructor Evaluation System - Aug. 2015
  • Risks and Concerns with Cloud Computing - Aug. 2015
  • Use of E-Signatures - Aug. 2015
  • Access Credentials Report - Feb. 2015
  • Cloud Concerns and Risks Report - PDF - Feb. 2015
  • Cloud Concerns and Risks Reort - Excel - Feb. 2015
  • Digital Signage Report - Feb. 2015
  • Event and Workshop Registration - Feb. 2015
  • Storage of Personal Data Report - Feb. 2015


  • Poster Printing Final Report - May 2014
  • Explore Outsourcing Email Final Report - May 2014
  • First Supplemental Report - Explore Outsourcing Email - Oct. 2014
  • Investigate Content Management Systems and Social Media Analytics - Final Report - May 2014
  • Investigate the Canvas LMS Final Report - May 2014
  • InvestigateNet+ Services Final Report - May 2014
  • AIT Unified Level of Service - Minimum Level of Support for Mobile Device (Round #2 Follow Up Report) - March 2014
  • IT Operational Oversight Committee Status Report - Feb. 2014
  • Baseline Expectations for Faculty (Round# 2 Follow-up Report) - Jan. 2014
  • App Store (Team Report) - Jan. 2014
  • IT Organizational Design Model (Team Report) - Jan. 2014
  • Online Education (Team Report) - Jan. 2014
  • Alternatives to MS Office (Team Report) - Jan. 2014
  • Web Conferencing (Video Conferencing Task Team Report) - Jan. 2014


  • Mobile Device Task Team Final Report - Nov. 2013
  • IT Operational Oversight Committee Status Report - Sept. 2013
  • Mobile Device Summary (Team Report) - Aug. 2013
  • Video Bridge Recommendations (Team Report) - Aug. 2013
  • Video Conferencing Facilities Task Team Final Report - May 2013
  • Status Report (OOC Report) - March 2013


  • Electronic Records Management (OOC Report) - Dec. 2012
  • BoilerBackpack Advisory Committee Report - Dec. 2012
  • Video Conferencing Offerings (OOC Report) - Dec. 2012
  • Software Licensing Strategies Team Report - Dec. 2012
  • Mobile Device Support Strategies (OOC Report) - Dec. 2012
  • IT Operational Oversight Committee Status Report - Aug. 2012
  • Outsourcing Opportunities (OOC Report) - July 2012
  • Guest Wireless Account (OOC Report) - June 2012
  • Standard and Coordinated Training Opportunities for IT Staff for Professional and Career Development (OOC Report) - June 2012
  • IT Hardware/Software Training for Staff (OOC Report) - June 2012
  • OOC Common Good Brief - April 2012


  • IT Operational Oversight Committee Status Report - Dec. 2011
  • Charges and Governance for ITNS Voice and Data (OOC Report) - Nov. 2011
  • Review and Assess Faculty IT Service Level Expectations (OOC Report) - Nov. 2011
  • Review IT Resource Acceptable Use Policy (OOC Report) - Oct. 2011
  • Establish Oversight Committee for Student Computing Labs (OOC Report) - Oct. 2011
  • SMART Computing Funding Model (OOC Report) - Oct. 2011
  • IT Operational Oversight Committee Status Report - June 2011
  • Research Data Management (OOC Report) - May 2011
  • Process Improvement Center of Excellence (OOC Report) - March 2011
  • Desktop Management Energy Practices (OOC Report) - March 2011
  • Leverage IT Resources (OOC Report) - March 2011
  • Cost Models and Service Levels, Student File Backup (OOC Report) - March 2011

IT Strategic Governance Committee

The IT Strategic Governance Committee (SGC) was formed as a part of the Purdue University Campus Information Technology Plan (CITP). The SGC approves the campus IT vision and guiding principles. It also approves and prioritize key university IT initiatives, and ensures that campus IT strategy is aligned with the University strategic plan.

The SGC provides oversight of the IT Operational Oversight Committee (OOC) and works on special IT initiatives delegated to it by the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer; and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

There are 12 members of the SGC. Eight members are senior Purdue officials who are appointed by the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer; and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The University Senate and Purdue Student Government each appoint one member. The Administrative and Professional Advisory Committee (APSAC) and the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) each appoint one member. The chairperson of the SGC is the Chief Information Officer. The whole SGC meets at least twice a year.

Members of the IT Strategic Governance Committee are:

Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture
James Almond, Senior Vice President for Business Services and Assistant Treasurer
Cindy Cory, Secretary V, Mechanical Engineering
Suresh Garimella, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships and the Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Leah Jamieson, John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Connie Lapinskas, Assistant Provost for Financial Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Business Services and Assistant Treasurer
Trent Klingerman, Vice President for Human Resources
Gerry McCartney (Chair), Vice President for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, and Oesterle Professor of Information Technology
Jonathan Grant, Web Designer and Information Analyst
Gina DelSanto, Chief of Staff, President's Office

Student Advisory Council

Management Operations Review Team (MORT) Reports

  • Data Centers
  • Desktop Computing Services
  • Institutional Communication
  • IT Organizational Structure
  • One Student One Record
  • Student Computing Laboratories

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