Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Business Intelligence Steering Committee

Office of Institutional Effectiveness David Slavsky (Co-Chair)
ITS Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Tony Vavarutsos (Co-Chair)
Academic Advising and Services* Patrick Green
Advancement Michael Halverson
College of Arts & Sciences, Chair Biology* Jim Cheverud
Enrollment Management Tim Heuer
Finance Becky Gomez
Ben Smigielski
Health Sciences Campus Ron Price
Human Resources Danielle Hanson
Information Technology Services Jim Sibenaller
Office of Institutional Effectiveness  Ping Tsui
Quinlan School of Business* Kevin Stevens 
Registration and Records Rita Vazquez

*Rotating Positions - will be reviewed periodically and will be staffed based on relevant knowledge of data, insight, or expertise that may be helpful to advance current priorities.


The BISC Steering Committee provides cross-functional expertise and guidance for Business Intelligence initiatives at Loyola. This cross-functional committee will enhance the value, quality, security, and understanding of institutional data through coordinated efforts of campus stakeholders. In addition, this group will establish a framework for appropriate access to, and use of, institutional data.
This committee seeks to mature the Loyola BI community and governance to:

  • Ensure that University decision makers have the information they need, and, information is presented consistently across units and schools, in a consumable, usable format using approved algorithms, aggregations, data sources, and data definitions

  • Increase the data reporting collaboration across the University, to help establish practices, strategies and direction

  • Develop BI initiatives with information security considerations for appropriate access, use, storage and publication of data

  • Establish appropriate training, support, and knowledge-sharing opportunities for the broader user communities

  • Fosters buy-in and promotes business process and data quality improvements within their areas

  • Envision and communicate the long-term value of the BI program

  • Develop a shared understanding of the roles and responsibilities for various units and to develop the concept of “certified institutional reporting”

Steering Committee members will serve as adopters and champions of the use of data in decision-making and help us move toward visualizations and dashboards that are consistent and approved, including school-based views and holistic views of University data. The Steering Committee has the additional responsibility of assessing the BI program periodically to evaluate progress or areas in need of improvement.

Last Modified:   Mon, August 10, 2020 1:50 PM CDT