Working Group Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Working Group Committees at Suffolk University have specific roles and responsibilities.

There are five Working Groups within the IT Governance structure at Suffolk University.

Working Groups

  • Data Access Integrity & Stewardship Working Group
  • Information/Network Security Working Group
  • Administrative Systems/Applications Working Group
  • TILT (Teaching, Innovation, Learning and Technology) Working Group

Data Access Integrity & Stewardship Working Group (DAISWG)

  • Gary Fireman, Associate Provost of Institutional Research and Planning
  • Gina Begley, Director Benefits, Compensation & HRIS/Human Resources
  • Lorraine Cove, Assistant Dean/Law School Academic Services
  • Mary Lally, Assistant VP/Registrar
  • Michelle Quinlan, Associate VP/Budget Office

Information/Network Security Working Group

  • Karen Kruppa, Director of Risk Management/Risk Management
  • Paul Guarino, Chief Information Security Officer/ITS

Administrative Systems/Applications Working Group

  • Gina Begley, Director Benefits, Compensation and HRIS
  • Jennifer Ricciardi, Assistant Vice President/Student Financial Services
  • Lisa Keaney, Director/Development
  • Robert DiGuardia, Director ERP Applications/ ITS
  • Shawn Newton, Associate Dean/Dean of Students

Teaching, Innovation, Learning and Technology Working Group (TILT)

  • Linda Bruenjes, Director of Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Brian McDermott, Director of Instructional Technology and Media Services 

Facilities Services Representation

  • Andre Vega, Director of Campus Planning, Design and Construction

Working Group Committee Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Each Working Group has a charter.
  • The Working Group Committees review Value Propositions for newly proposed projects and provide feedback.
  • The Working Group Committees may request that a Value Proposition be revised and resubmitted.
  • They may also reject a Project Request because they determine that the university already has a solution that achieves the same goals and objectives as the proposed project.
  • When the Working Group Committees believe that a project proposal will benefit the university, the members will vote to recommend the project to the IT Governance Committee (ITGC) for consideration and approval.