Data governance is a collection of processes, roles, policies, standards, and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information in enabling an organization to achieve its goals. The foundation of JMU's Data Governance efforts is the existing Data Stewardship Policy. As part of the Reengineering Madison program, JMU seeks to identify principles and implement business processes for expanding our Data Governance program. This will include creating and publishing data definitions as well as a process for managing data conflicts or issues.

Data Governance Council Members

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First Name Last Name Job Title Area Email Address
Hala Nelson Professor, Mathematics and Statistics Academic Affairs
Monica Rogers Data Scientist, Visualization Specialist Libraries
Andrew Neckowitz Technology Manager Residence Life
Gail Turner Associate Director, Advancement Business Applications University Advancement
Paul  Mabrey Director of Student Success & Enrollment Analytics, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies Academic Affairs
Karen Sampson Systems Coordinator Residence Life
Meg Nyce Associate Director of Analytics and Decision Support Planning, Analytics and Institutional Research
Paula  Maxwell Associate Vice Provost for Curriculum Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Curriculum
Lynette  Michael  Director of Graduate Admissions The Graduate School
Will Brown Senior IT Consultant Student Affairs
Jill Dean Director of Payroll Services Payroll Services
Stephanie Dodson Senior Business Analyst Information Technology
Cheri Duncan Senior Strategist Libraries
Chuck Flick Director, Human Resources Human Resources
Rick Gardner Senior Associate Director of Operations Financial Aid
Lou Hedrick Associate Director for Reporting Planning, Analytics and Institutional Research
Jesse Horneber Associate Controller - Accounting Operations and Disbursements Accounting Operations and Disbursements
Barry King Senior Director of Advancement Business Applications & Reporting University Advancement
Sarah MacDonald Assistant Dean Professional and Continuing Education
Joe Manning Associate Dean Undergraduate Admissions
Brennan Maupin Visual Impairment Accommodation Specialist Office of Disability Services
Josh Baugher Academic Resource Analyst Academic Affairs
Martin O'Donoghue Director of Prospect Management University Advancement
Matasha Owens Director IT Policy and Compliance
Jeff Souder Budget Director Office of Budget Management
Stephanie Stevens Data Scientist Planning, Analytics and Institutional Research
Michael Swartley Director, Strategic Initiatives Information Technology
Alison Waide Senior Director, Information Systems Information Systems
Michele White University Registrar Office of the Registrar
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