IT Governance Executive Committee

IT Executive Governance Committee (ITGEC) at Suffolk University is Chaired by the CIO. The ITGEC is responsible for assuring that IT investments align to generate academic and business value by achieving institutional goals, while balancing risk vs. return. ITGEC determines the decision rights and accountability framework for the use of technology at the University. It focuses specifically on IT infrastructure, software applications, and systems; business and academic processes; IT services and their performance; and risk management. Committee membership includes academic and administrative leaders of all key functional areas of the university.

The goals of ITGEC are to:

  • Provide representation from across the university
  • Ensure Software and Hardware Initiatives align with the Strategic Plan and provide value to Suffolk University
  • Issue transparency in how ITS Software and Hardware Initiatives are reviewed for approval
  • Broaden involvement in prioritization of approved ITS Software and Hardware
  • Deliver a more integrated approach to project development and management

IT Governance Executive Committee

October 2022

Name  Title
Mark Nestor ITGEC Chair, Chief Information Officer
Marian Sales ITGEC Project Manager, Director of ITS PMO
Fouad Yatim Associate CIO, ITS
Boris Lazic Chief Human Resources Officer
Dave Merry Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Career Equity, Development & Success
Donna J. Grand Pre Sr. Vice President for Enrollment
Gary Fireman Associate Provost for Assessment & Chief Data Officer
Julie Sandell Sr. Vice President, Academic Affairs & Provost
Laura Ferrari Interim Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Michelle A. Quinlan Vice President, Finance Operations
Laura C. Sander Sr. Vice President for Finance Operations
Nicole O'Brien University Faculty Senate Representative
Philip G. De George Associate Vice President of Development Operations
Rachael Kipp Assistant Provost for Academic Planning & Accreditation
Roxana Morse Associate Vice President for Marketing & Branding

All new ITS Software Requests will need to go through the IT Governance Process for approval.