Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance


The university AI oversight Committee is established and charged by the Chief Information Officer to oversee special considerations regarding experimentation, adoption and development of artificial intelligence applications in the service of the university mission. 

The HIPAA-OC shall be comprised of 10-12 members.

Scope of Authority 

The AIOC will be responsible for the following items:

  • Collaborative development of a list of University AI principles. 
  • Prioritization, coordination and oversight of tasks and project work related to AI use and development on campus. 
  • Collaboratively review new proposals, solutions or feature upgrades that involve the adoption or utilization of varied types of artificial intelligence technologies.
  • Evaluation of risk and opportunities presented by new artificial intelligence offerings and innovations. 


The primary deliverables of the AI-OC will be: 

  • A collaboratively developed set of university AI principles to establish coherent decision guidelines related to the adoption and utilization of AI technologies.

2023-24 Membership

  • Jim Webb  - Information Security, Information Technology Services 
  • Emory Maiden - Academic Technologies, Information Technology Services 
  • Michelle Melton - Academic Technologies, Information Technology Services 
  • Dr. Randy Reed - Department of Philosophy and Religion, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Damiana Pyles - Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Reich College of Education
  • Dr. Susan Lane - Department of Nursing, Beaver College of Health Sciences
  • Matt Dull - Finance and Operations, Student Affairs
  • Alex Waterworth - University Communications
  • Meghan Wills - Office of General Counsel, Academic Affairs
  • Scott Rice - Technology Services, University Libraries
  • Leonardo Flores, Department of English
  • Rick Sears, Office of Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning