Data Stewardship


Data Partners

The Data Partners consist of individuals ("data experts") who are most intimately familiar with the data, who work with the data on a regular basis and can speak most directly to the business processes surrounding data collection, management, and usage. The Data Partners represent the following units/groups across the university:

  • Admissions
  • Advancement
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Auditing Services
  • Business Intelligence
  • Career Services
  • Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Financial Aid
  • Information Technology
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Office of International Student Services
  • Office of Student Accessibility
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Records and Enrollment
  • ...and more

Data Custodians

The Data Custodians are neutral parties whose purpose is to serve as moderators and facilitators of the discussions surrounding data definitions, related business processes and data issues, as well as communicate and inform the Data Sponsors accordingly. The Data Custodians are the "core group" of the Data Stewardship program, representing the following units and roles:

  • Advancement and Alumni Affairs (Assoc. Vice Chancellor)
  • Auditing Services (Executive Director)
  • Business Intelligence (Director)
  • Finance (Director of Finance Systems)
  • Human Resources (Senior Associate Director)
  • Information Technology (Chief Information Officer)
  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Assistant Provost)
  • Office of Student Information and Services (University Registrar)

Data Sponsors

The Data Sponsors consist of an elective group of individuals from the University Planning Committee (UPC). This sub-committee of the UPC represents key and relevant leadership from all major units across the university. The Data Sponsors' responsibilities include:

  • Executive sponsorship and support of the Data Stewardship strategic initiative
  • Approval of new data definitions
  • Approval of changes to existing data definitions
  • Final decision on any unresolved discussion items initiated by the Data Partners and/or Data Custodians