Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Data Governance Committee

Institutional Research Rick Hurst (Co-Chair)
Data Architecture (ITS) Conrad Vanek (Co-Chair)
Student Financials Tom Contania
Finance Becky Gomez
Registration & Records Clare Korinek
Human Resources Carol McCormack
Enterprise Databases (ITS) Charlotte Pullen
Enrollment Management Tim Heuer


Data Governance is a framework of policies, procedures, and standards used to establish the effective use and collection of a valuable asset-University data. The goals of this committee are:

  1. To provide data definitions and policies which are consistent, uniform, and accurate for reporting and analyses.
  2. To provide a framework which ensures data are captured accurately and consistently to maximize clarity of common usage allowing management to make informed, shared, and timely decisions.

Institutional Research (IR) has the responsibility for the vast majority of official internal and external information requests and therefore will lead this effort. IR will be assisted by the full support and participation by representatives from Information Technology Services and key functional units and areas throughout the University.

This cross-functional committee will serve as decision-making body to resolve data issues and establish interdependent data usage and definitions for the proper handling and interpretation of University data. These definitions will be stored in a data dictionary which will contain details of each element from a technical and functional perspective. The committee will serve as a common ground to communicate and coordinate data related issues and will make recommendations to senior management regarding significant issues that have broad implications.

DGC Meetings:

04/13/2011 Minutes
03/23/2011 Minutes
03/09/2011 Minutes
02/23/2011 Minutes
02/09/2011 Minutes
09/20/2010 Minutes
06/09/2010 Minutes
05/26/2010 Minutes
05/12/2010 Minutes  
02/09/2010 Minutes
11/18/2009 Minutes

For more information regarding data governance please contact dgc@luc.edu.