Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

ITS Executive Steering Committee

The IT Executive Steering Committee (ITESC) was created to enable customers to have direct input into the prioritization and scheduling of IT initiatives. ITESC was launched in December of 2006 under the following premise:

  • Industry best practice for governing IT resources & investment.
  • Allows for technology alignment to the LUC mission & goals.
  • Reported as recommendation by SMART LLC—Aug 2005—“Enhance and formalize IT Governance to improve communication and clarify discussion making authority between all MIS stakeholder groups.”
  • Recommended by Deloitte and Touche LLP—October 2006—“We believe a steering committee is crucial in providing guidance and direction to the ITS department. The creation of a steering committee would place responsibility on this governing body to see that ITS’s short term, as well as long term, goals are established and implemented."

The ITESC is comprised of Senior Leadership across the University and meets approximately every 6–8 weeks.

ITS/Chair Susan Malsich
Academic Affairs Sam Attoh
Academic Affairs David Prasse
Administrative Services Tom Kelly
Advancement Fr. Justin Daffron
Facilities Kana Wibbenmeyer
Finance Rob Munson
Finance Andrea Sabitsana
Health Sciences Division Steve Bergfeld
Human Resources Winifred Williams
ITS Jim Sibenaller
Student Development Jane Neufeld
UMC Kelly Shannon

*Additional guest attendees will be invited to the ITESC meetings based on the specific agenda topics.


The Information Technology Executive Steering Committee (ITESC) leads a set of processes for IT governance and investment prioritization for Loyola University Chicago. These processes should be timely, transparent, and clearly aligned with the university's goals and strategies.

Charter Specifications

  • Creating a subcommittee support structure that represents the functional and technology interests of the institution.
  • Reviewing and affirming the prioritization recommendations of the ITESC Subcommittees to ensure the alignment of IT systems and services with the overall mission of the University.
  • Evaluating proposals that do not fit within the scope of the functional and technology subcommittees.
  • Implementing processes that are consistent with best practices within higher education and operational excellence framework.
  • Reviewing and understanding the financial context for IT, forwarding recommendations for project funding levels to the Budget Review Team in an effort to optimize investments in technology.
  • Tracking initiative progress throughout their lifecycle, and reporting on whether the stated benefits are realized.
  • Working with the CIO of Information Technology Services to communicate the status of IT initiatives to the University community.

ITESC Structure


The ITESC Subcommittees allow for senior level staff members within Loyola to provide recommendations regarding technology needs, value and corresponding business priority.

Committee Flow

ITESC Prioritization Process

Twice annually the IT Executive Steering Committee (ITESC) will execute a prioritization of the ITS project portfolio at Loyola. The results of the prioritization are input into the creation of the 6 month Plan of Record for ITS.

ITESC Meetings

September 28, 2015 Agenda   Documents
July 1, 2015 Agenda Minutes Documents
May 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes Documents
January 29, 2015 Agenda Minutes Documents
December 11, 2014 Agenda Minutes Documents
October 9, 2014 Agenda Minutes Documents
August 12, 2014 Agenda Minutes Documents
June 11, 2014 Agenda Minutes Documents
January 31, 2014 Agenda Minutes Documents
December 12, 2013 Agenda Minutes Documents
October 24, 2013 Agenda Minutes Documents
September 24, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2013 Agenda Minutes Documents
June 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes Documents
April 25, 2013 Agenda Minutes Documents
March 7, 2013 Agenda Minutes Documents
December 11, 2012 Agenda Minutes Documents
September 13, 2012 Agenda Minutes Documents
July 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes Documents
June 7, 2012 Agenda Minutes Documents
April 25, 2012 Agenda Minutes Documents
March 8, 2012 Agenda Minutes Documents
January 26, 2012 Agenda
November 10, 2011 Agenda Minutes Documents
September 22, 2011 Agenda Minutes Documents
May 26, 2011 Agenda Minutes Documents
April 7, 2011 Agenda Documents
February 17, 2011 Minutes Documents
January 5, 2011 Agenda Minutes Documents

ITESC Meetings Archive