IT Governance

IT Governance

IT Governance provides processes and structures that specify how we make technology decisions, implement and manage technology changes to ensure the effective and efficient use of IT in enabling the University to achieve its goals.  Our Information Technology Governance Policy can be found in the Policy Manual. 

IT governance structure

IT Executive Council (ITEC)

Oversees the IT governance structure, reviews major IT projects which introduce institutional risk, involve significant changes, and/or require cross division funding, and provides high level oversight to ensure that our limited IT resources work on our most pressing needs and strategic goals.   View Membership

IT Governance Board of Directors (IT BoD)

Reviews IT operations, proposals and projects to advise the CIO on demand management, strategic alignment, value delivery, policy/procedure development, and risk management.   View Membership

IT Implementation Group (ITIG)

Recommends and supports the development of holistic IT proposals, approves IT project artifacts, and conducts gap analyses for new and/or significant changes to IT policies and standards.   View Membership

Data Stewards Council

Oversees the development and maintenance of standards needed to ensure the consistent treatment of institutional data, as well as periodically reviewing and reporting on the effectiveness of University data management practices.   View Membership 

Technical Advisory Groups

Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs): University committees, councils and advisory groups that the IT Governance Board of Directors recognizes as IT Governance groups due to their charge of assuring that information resources and technology needs are supported to advance the University mission.




Physical Access Governance Group

Reviews and approves proposed changes to physical access controls and methods, and governs our access control service

Amy Roberts, John Haas

Digital Accessibility Working Group

 Support and promote accessibility knowledge, resources, and adoption across campus.

Matthew Sauthoff, Heather Backus



Tena Gulliver

AppState Computational Research Users Group

 High Performance Computing

 Jeff Tickle

AppSync Advisory Board

AppSync Communication and Student Engagement Platform

Beth Holcomb

Atlassian Governance Group

Set standards on how Jira and Confluence will be used, underlying structure and specific custom elements (configurations, reports, add-ons, APIs); monitor licenses needs, review requests for changes, and review Jira support metrics

David Earp, Julie Taubman

Client Management

A cross-functional technical group consisting of IT Staff who support and manage technology clients at AppState. Our mission is to foster communication, coordinate systematic changes, identify and implement best practices for technology services in order to empower end users to use technology effectively in a rapidly changing landscape.

Josh Hodges, Shawn Whitener

Google Technical Advisory Group

Google Apps Suite

David Earp

Information Security Advisory Council (ISAC)

Information Security Plan, information security standards and strategic initiatives. 

Jim Webb

Internship Advisory Council

Internship Inventory Web Application

Adryona Nelson

Academic Technologies Group

Review requested academic technology acquisitions

Tom Van Gilder

IT Service & Software Catalog Governance Group

Approves changes to the IT Service and Software Catalog

Tom McDonnell

LMS Advisory Group

Our learning management system,  AsULearn.

Emory Maiden

Maintenance Committee

IT Maintenance 

David Earp, Jason Grubb

Payment Card Oversight Committee (PCOC)

Provides review and advisement concerning: Payment Card Services and Solutions Changes To Authorized Payment Card Services and Solutions Compliance Assessment and Reporting

Heather Reaves

Teaching and Learning Spaces Advisory Group

Teaching and Learing Spaces

Tom Van Gilder, Tom McDonnell

Promote Research and Creative Activities Workgroup

Research and Creative Activities

Ece Karatan

Security Camera Oversight Committee

Security Cameras

David Hayler

To request recognition as a TAG, please send the following to our Project Management, Governance and Outreach unit at  1) the name of the group, 2) responsibilities and authority of the group including technology focus area, 3) the IT Board of Directors member that the group reports its actions or recommendations, and 4) primary contact(s) for the group.