Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Project Team Members Roles and Responsibilities

A list of project team members and their roles in the project management process.

Analyzes and develops an understanding of the current state processes to ensure that the context and implications of change are understood by the department and the project team. Develops an understanding of how present and future business needs will impact the solution. Identifies the sources of requirements and understands how roles help determine the relative validity of requirements. Develops a Requirements Management Plan and shares with the project team and all stakeholders. Identifies and documents all business, technical, product and process requirements. Works with the department to prioritize the requirements. Helps to define acceptance criteria for completion of the solution.

Provides assistance and support for developing and implementing the appropriate and required security environment.

Responsible for ensuring that the project team completes the project within time, scope and budget. Has ownership for all project management tasks and activities. Responsible for development and management of the overall project plan. Gathering approval for deliverables from project sponsors. Responsible for managing project risks. Responsible for communication to stakeholders. Responsible for ongoing status reporting, including project health. Responsible for overall management of the vendor relationships. Responsible for addressing issues with resource constraints. Responsible for identifying need for escalation of issues.

Oversight for the product’s seam-less hardware and software integration within the Loyola architecture. Owner of all application integration design. Identifies needed technical resources. Escalation point for technical issues. Owner of vendor management and relationships for product support. Responsible for product versioning and upgrade decisions. Decision maker for product configuration and infrastructure design.

University-wide subject matter expert. Provide guidance and insight for the project’s roll-out. Provide subject matter expertise for various departmental functions and the inter-relationships between departments.

Vocal and visible champion for the project throughout ITS and the University along with business sponsor. Keeps abreast of major project activities and provides additional information requested by the business sponsor. When necessary, addresses issues with project priorities and resource constraints as escalated by the product owner or project manager. Final escalation point for all ITS issues.

Provides subject matter expertise for department functions. Accurately and effectively represents the business needs of their department and the inter-relationships between departments. Provides guidance and insight for the project’s roll-out within their areas of responsibility. Makes project decisions on behalf of their respective departments. Obtains consensus within their department for broad business impactful decisions. Keeps key departmental sponsors and stakeholders abreast of major project activities. Provides and shares feedback on deliverables. Provides testing support.

Has vested interest in the completion of the project and how the project will impact their specific area. Provides information, as needed, to ensure that the project stays on track and meets the intended goals and deliverables.

Has a vested interest in the successful outcome of the project. Secures funding and overall approval on project. Vocal and visible champion for the project throughout the University. Confirms that the project’s goals and objectives are met to ensure that the project obtains the intended business objectives. Keeps abreast of major project activities. Ultimate decision maker for issues that impact the business. Provides final approval for all major scope changes. Provides project direction and setting priorities when competing objectives exist overall in project. Provides approval to proceed to each succeeding project phase. Approves the project schedule. Provides regular feedback to the project team on performance versus expectations.        

Chair: Robyn K. Mallett, Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Planning

Arrupe College Megan Kelly Rob Gutierrez
Bioethics Bob Johnson Kayhan Parsi
College of Arts and Sciences: Sciences Holly Dimtropoulous Robert McNees
College of Arts and Sciences: Sciences, Math/Statistics    
College of Arts and Sciences: Social Science Maribeth Rezey Yael Granot
College of Arts and Sciences: Humanities David Dennis Sarita Heer
Council of Deans Peter Jones Jeanne Widen
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy Jessica Mansbach Bridget Colacchio Wesley
Graduate School and Office Research Services Emily Forestieri Heather Sevener
Information Technology Services: Academic & Operational Support Tim Walker Dan Vonder Heide
Information Technology Services: Academic & Operational Support Dan Vonder Heide Tim Walker
Institute of Environmental Sustainability Brian Ohsowski Greg Palmer
Institute of Pastoral Studies Peter Jones Heidi Russel 
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Stacey Zurek Holly O'Connor
Office of Institutional Effectiveness Andrius Aukstuolis Ale (Alejandra) Povedano
Office of Online Learning John Gurnak  Kristlyn Dalton 
Quinlan School of Business Fred Kaefer Nenad Jukic
School of Communication Lee Hood Jamason Chen
School of Continuing & Professional Studies Kelly Barry Jeanne Widen
School of Education Seungho Moon (On Leave)
Darren Pierre
Eilene Edejer
School of Law Barbara Youngberg Mike Lonero
School of Social Work Jonathan Singer Maria Wolfe
School of Environmental Sustainability    
Stritch School of Medicine Amy Hoyt Tim Walker
University Libraries Hong Ma Margaret Heller


The Academic Technology Sub-Committee is charged with advising on technology directions, strategies, policies, plans, and priorities important to Loyola’s goals in teaching, learning, research, and other academic objectives.

Research Technologies Workgroup

The Research Technologies Workgroup (RTW) is an ongoing subset of ATC, representing key research areas across the University. It is tasked with reviewing statistical, qualitative data analysis, and online survey applications, and making recommendations to licensing structures and adoption of new research technologies.

Clinical Research Office, Biostatistical Core Amy Wozniak
College of Arts & Sciences: Criminal Justice Maribeth Rezey
College of Arts & Sciences: Psychology Grayson Holmbeck
Information Technology Services: Informatics & System Development  
Information Technology Services: Academic & Operational Support Lauree Garvin
Information Technology Services: Academic & Operational Support Tim Walker
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Monique Ridosh
Parkinson School of Health Sciences & Public Health Trish Sheehan
Quinlan School of Business  
School of Education Ken Fujimoto
School of Environmental Sustainability Tim O'Brien
School of Social Work  
Stritch School of Medicine/Center for Biomedical Informatics Dr. Qunfeng Dong 
STEM Program  
University Libraries Hong Ma